SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SITUATIONAL TRAUMA

 

 


 

Cognitive Physical

 

Confusion

pounding heart

difficulties solving problems

cramps

nausea

time distortions

sweating

problems in setting priorities

headaches

muffled hearing

other signs of shock

 

Emotional Behavioral

 

irritability

slowness

fear

aimless wandering

anxiety

dejection

frustration

memory problems

anger

hysteria

out-of-control behavior

hyperactivity

 

 

 


 

Signs and Symptoms of Delayed Responses to Trauma

 

 

Cognitive Physical

confusion

fatigue

fear of going places

increased illness

preoccupation with the incident

orientation toward the past

denial of importance of the event

 

 

Emotional Behavioral

 

fear of reoccurrence

sleep problems

phobias

social withdrawal

oversensitivity

need to talk compulsively

depression about the event

grief

relationship or family guilt problems

resentment

flashbacks

worry about physical health

avoidance of incident location

self-destructive behaviors

substance abuse.

 

(Johnson, 1989)

 


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