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A bank teller has flashbacks and dreams about a robbery that occurred at her bank 3 weeks ago. She says that she always avoids driving near the scene of the robbery, and she experiences heightened levels of anxiety when in situations where money is exchanged. The teller is most likely experiencing which of the following?

a) Acute posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
b) Acute stress disorder
c) Chronic PTSD
d) Dissociative identity disorder
e) Generalized anxiety disorder
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A bank teller has flashbacks and dreams about a robbery that occurred at her bank 3 weeks ago. She says that she always avoids driving near the scene of the robbery, and she experiences heightened levels of anxiety when in situations where money is exchanged. The teller is most likely experiencing which of the following?

a) Acute posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
b) Acute stress disorder
c) Chronic PTSD
d) Dissociative identity disorder
e) Generalized anxiety disorder
B as its less than 1 m. duration
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b is true....as less than 1 month with similar symptoms

as for ptsd --- > 1 month
GAD------ >6 months
dissociative identity ---- is different from her conditions....presence of 2 or more personalities...associated commonly after history of sexual abuse
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more then 1 month: PTSD
Less then 1 month: ASD (atrial septal defect... hahaha...sounds like a medical joke...Dr. says: You have trauma stress less than 1 month...I think you got ASD.
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The answer is b) Acute stress disorder

The symptoms exhibited by the bank teller (flashbacks, dreams, and avoiding driving near the robbery scene) and the amount of time that has lapsed since the robbery took place (3 weeks ago) are consistent with acute stress disorder. Acute stress disorder was introduced in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV), and is applied to individuals who demonstrate short-term symptoms of PTSD.
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Acute stress disorder simply because of the duration


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