Incidence

There is little research into what proportion of people develop acute stress reactions to severe stress. In a study of accident survivors, 14 per cent experienced a response pattern characterized by derealization, and a further 17 per cent exhibited strong anxiety or dysphoria. (16,)

The incidence of acute stress disorder is 13 to 14 per cent in motor vehicle accident survivors, (1. ,17) 19 per cent in assault victims,(18) and 33 per cent in witnesses of a mass shooting/19 Given the variable procedures and assessment tools employed across studies, it is difficult to determine whether the different rates of acute stress disorder detected are attributable to differences in method or in the type of trauma.

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