Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder


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Which of the following is the main difference between PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder?

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1. Which of the following is one of the first steps in treating PTSD?

2. Which of the following is a definition for 'Separation from reality'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The brain is designed to react to threats, but some experiences are so traumatic that the brain continues to react long after the threat is removed. When this occurs, the symptoms can be debilitating. Many questions on this quiz/worksheet combo test your knowledge of factors associated with PTSD.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Look to the quiz and worksheet for questions related to:

  • Distinctions between PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder
  • Features of PTSD
  • Causes and treatments of PTSD

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of PTSD to answer questions about how a person interprets and responds to certain events
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about ways to care for someone suffering from PTSD

Additional Learning

Review the lesson Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder to dig deeper into the psychological reactions to traumatic events. After studying the lesson, you will:

  • Know the history of the disorder in soldiers
  • Recognize and understand the characteristics and causes of PTSD
  • Define hypervigilance
  • Analyze treatments for PTSD
  • Understand how cognitive behavior therapy can be applied to help people cope with PTSD