Volume 28, Issue 5
ACUTE STRESS DISORDER IN PARTICIPATING DRIVERS OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
This study assessed symptoms of Acute Stress and associated risk factors in drivers after traffic accidents (n= 100). According to the results, 13% of the sample meets diagnostic criteria for ASD according to the DSM 5, being the most frequent symptom the re experimentation (distressing memories about the accident). An increased frequency and intensity of symptoms among women, and among those who had the most serious accidents was observed. Negative affectivity was also identified as a factor associated with mayor symptomatology. Recommendations are made and future lines of work are proposed.
Acute Stress Disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder; traffic accidents; risk factors; personality traits.