Causes of Acute Stress Disorder
Typical causes of ASD include witnessing or experiencing a deeply traumatic event. These include:
- Receiving a life-threatening diagnosis
- The sudden death of a loved one
- A serious accident or injury
- Physical or sexual assault
- A natural disaster such as an earthquake, fire, or hurricane
- A terrorist attack
Signs and Symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder
ASD can be recognised through several signs and symptoms. When we experience these symptoms, our body responds as if we are still in danger. Adrenaline pumps through our bloodstream and we are ready ourselves to fight, run away or freeze. Symptoms can be physical and/or psychological, and typically include:
- Heart palpitations
- Nightmares or sleep disturbances
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Feeling on edge or easily startled
- Intrusive memories
- An inability to experience positive emotions
- Low mood
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Treatment for Acute Stress Disorder
The symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder can make seeking treatment difficult. You might worry that your healthcare provider won’t take you seriously, you might already be on a long waiting list, or have already had some help that didn’t work.
Our Stepped Care approach ensures that you only ever receive the care that you need, at an appropriate level. We meet you precisely where you are at, and we stay with you throughout your entire journey.
We understand how important timely interventions are when it comes to your mental wellbeing. We offer rapid response assessments within 24 hours of you contacting us, and we will develop a bespoke treatment package using our Stepped Care model.
Most of our private healthcare treatments can be delivered in the comfort and safety of your own home. You will not need to travel to appointments, attend groups with unfamiliar people, or check in to an inpatient treatment programme.
You will be able to build a trusting bond with your therapist as you move towards a future where you are in control, rather than your symptoms controlling you.
How Does At-Home Acute Stress Disorder Treatment Work?
At Orchestrate Health, we use a thorough assessment and diagnosis carried out by our experts, to work out what your exact needs are. From here, we devise a dynamic and effective custom treatment programme that addresses each facet of your being.
We offer bespoke therapy packages, delivered by highly trained professionals to help you reframe the past and cope with present symptoms.
We might use trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to replace any negative thinking patterns and harmful coping strategies, along with Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to increase your stress tolerance and emotional resilience.
Some people with ASD benefit from short-term and long-term medication, including mood stabilisers or antidepressants. If you are prescribed any medication, we will monitor your progress and can adjust your treatment plan accordingly.
Live in Support
If necessary, we can arrange live in support such as:
- Mental Health Nursing (RMN) on a 12 or 8 hour shift availability
- A visiting Mental Health Nurse with the option of either 2, 4 or 6 hour visits
- Occupational Health Therapists
- Therapeutic Support Workers
- Recovery Coaches (mental health coaches who can provide psychological support, as well as life coaching)
Reach Out for Help Now
If you or a loved one require home Acute Stress Disorder treatment, Orchestrate Health’s team are here to help.
We deliver rapid assessments carried out at home by one of our psychiatric professionals, followed by a uniquely tailored care plan that best suits your needs.
Contact us today for a free Acute Stress Disorder assessment and start living the first days of your new life.
Orchestrate Health is private pay healthcare company and therefore works outside the NHS and CAMHS provision.
To get in touch call us on 0800 193 3277 or email us here.