Acute Stress Disorder, also known as ASD; is an intense,
unpleasant and dysfunctional reaction beginning shortly
after an overwhelming traumatic event and lasting less
than a month. Ever witnessed a tragic accident that left
you numb? So numb that every time you passed by that
route, you could sense the pain of that incident. So
numb, that you could visualize the whole thing over and
over. So numb, that you could see the blood on the road
every time you passed by. So numb, that you could not
really sleep well for a lot of days. If you ever witnessed
any such thing that kept you traumatized, it might be so
because it was ASD.
ASD has both physical and mental impact. Few of the
major symptoms are as follows;
Wanting to be alone
Feeling emotionally numb
Recurring unpleasant flashbacks
Aggressive or reckless behavior
Some of the physical symptoms also include;
Nausea – a feeling of sickness
An individual can have these symptoms for other reasons
as well and can also have these symptoms without
The basic self-help tips to overcome the same are;
Re-balancing work and home
Connecting with supportive people
Carve out hobby time
Meditation or yoga
We often overlook the little symptoms in our daily life.
Maybe that is the reason we complain of having unstable
mental health. Late better than never, set your priorities
right and focus on things that are really important.
Mental health is one among st them, take care of it well.
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