Symptoms Related to Experiencing Trauma

A traumatic or stressful event can result in an ongoing struggle with anxiety or depression.
Other symptoms can include:

  • Lack of Self Esteem
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Helplessness
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Startle Response
  • Numbing
  • Avoidance
  • Intrusive Memories
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Dissociation
  • Concentration Difficulties
  • Hyper-awareness

Additional Symptoms Related to Sexual Abuse for Men and Women

In addition to the above symptoms there are often issues of trust – learning to trust yourself and others: issues of guilt, shame and issues around sex; sexuality and perhaps even accepting your sexual identity.