Trauma Reactions to Sexual Violence

While everyone has their own unique set of reactions to trauma, we often see it presenting in common ways. 

Emotional Physiological Mental Behavioural
Anxiety/worry Nausea Difficulty processing Withdrawing/isolation
Overwhelm Tremors Difficulty making decisions Avoidance
Guilt/shame Sleep disruption Flashbacks Increased substance use
Sadness/depression Trouble eating Nightmares Change in routine
Fear/panic Easily startled/jumpy  Confusion Change in appearance
Angry Chronic pain Disorientation Self-injury
Helpless Rapid heart rate Difficulty concentrating Withdrawing from intimacy
Irritability Headaches Fragmented memory Pursuing intimacy
Grief Fatigue Racing thoughts  
Disgust Crying Self-consciousness  
  Tension Suicidal thoughts