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acute

1. Maths
a. (of an angle) less than 90°
b. (of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
2. of a disease
a. arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
b. of relatively short duration
3. (of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses

acute

[ə′kyüt]
(biology)
Ending in a sharp point.
(medicine)
Referring to a disease or disorder of rapid onset, short duration, and pronounced symptoms.
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Prior to the start of the project, police physicians were trained to identify all symptoms according to the classification of the Acute Stress Disorder (ASD, DSMIV).
There were clashes between military factions in the camp and several weeks afterward we had acute stress disorder and PTSD cases directly related to the clash," explains Kazour "It can be an acute feeling days or weeks after military clashes.
Relationship of acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder following mild-traumatic brain injury.
Patients were excluded if they had major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, phobic disorder, OCD, posttraumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, substance-induced anxiety disorder, psychosis, dementia, or substance abuse or dependence within the preceding 3 months.
The most common anxiety disorders, as defined by the 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder' (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), are specific phobia, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder and separation anxiety disorder.
In July 2003, plaintiff Robert Montour became disabled due to symptoms of an acute stress disorder.
The patient fulfilled diagnostic criteria for acute stress disorder (ASD) according to the 3rd edition of Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders and Diagnostic Criteria (CCMD-3).
Her symptoms fulfilled the DSM-IV-TR criteria of Acute Stress Disorder and Sibling Relational Problem (DSM-IV-TR, 2000).
The current findings suggest that direct activation of trauma memories is particularly useful for prevention of PTSD symptoms in patients with acute stress disorder, a precursor to PTSD," wrote the authors led by Richard Bryant, a psychologist at University of New South Wales, Australia.
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