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expand on the context using outside citation and intext citation Acute Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are similar as they can be mistaken or confused for one another due to similar symptoms or criteria such as being exposed or involved in a traumatic event and or situation. One of the major differences between the two disorders according to the DSM-5 is that with Acute Stress Disorder it’s diagnosing and treating the symptoms that arise right after the traumatic event from 3 days up until one month, while Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is more focused and based upon the long-term effects of the traumatic event that show up longer after the trauma than ASD (American Psychiatric Association. (2013). The other differences between the two disorders are the duration of the symptoms like for example, with ASD the symptoms are experienced between three days and up to one month, as for PTSD the symptoms are experienced longer than a month. What I take away from the statement “Although it is tempting to seek a simple means to screen people shortly after trauma and to whom we can offer early intervention, the increasing evidence points to this being a challenge to PTSD diagnosis”,

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