An acute stress response is a reaction that occurs during or after facing a stressful event. The reaction begins immediately (few minutes) after a severely stressful event. The response can be either mild or severe. It often disappears quickly after the stressful event is gone. If the symptoms are mild, they require no treatment. In more severe cases treatments include behavioural therapy, professional counselling and medication.
An acute stress response is a reaction to a stressful event. The response usually comes and disappears quickly (two to three days). However, it can also lead to further damage of the body either mentally or physically.
An acute stress response can happen immediately after experiencing an extraordinary stressful event, for example traumatic accidents, a war, a disaster, violence, sexual harassment and loss of family member. An acute stress response starts few minutes after such an event and lasts mostly for only two to three days, maximally for four weeks. Conditions that last for a longer period are either classified as posttraumatic stress disorder or as adjustment disorder. Generally speaking, acute stress responses include psychogenic symptoms such as unstable emotions, anxiety, negligence, irritability and the feeling of numbness. People with the problem avoid everything that can trigger the memory of the stressful event. Furthermore also physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeats, sweating, flush or headache can occur. Feared are serious consequences such as social withdrawal and suicidal tendency.
If an acute stress response disappears after the stressful event and is not recurrent, then a treatment is normally not necessary. However, it is important to understand the causes of an acute stress response. Talking things over with family and friends may help to improve the situation. For severe cases, it is always recommended to take professional treatments into consideration such as cognitive behavioral therapy, professional counseling and supportive medications.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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