Signs and Symptoms of Trauma
Symptoms of trauma typically fall into four broad categories.
- Re-experiencing type symptoms – involuntary and intrusive distressing memories that are often recurring
- Avoidance – avoiding a place, person, or object that might trigger reminders of the traumatic event
- Cognitive and mood symptoms – difficulty recalling the event, or feeling numb, guilty, worried or depressed
- Arousal symptoms – hypervigilance or intensely startled by something that resembles the trauma, trouble sleeping or outbursts of anger