Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has partnered with the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) to provide the programs and resources patients and families need to manage their recovery and improve their lives.
Acute Stress After a Traumatic Injury
Acute stress can develop after a person has been injured. This acute stress can be seen as:
- Feeling like one is ‘in a daze’
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Problems with concentration
- Irritable mood
- Distressing memories of traumatic event(s)
When acute stress from a traumatic injury lasts more than 30 days, a person is encouraged to reach out to their Primary Care Physician for help, as acute stress can lead to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.