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What are the symptoms of emotional trauma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Immediate psychological symptoms of emotional trauma can include hopelessness, anxiety, dissociation, and even numbness or calmness. Physical symptoms include sleeplessness, edginess, upset stomach, and a tendency to neglect general self-care practices such as safe diet, exercise and regular health care. Other symptoms include a withdrawal from social situations, a rejection of intimacy, and disturbing dreams and flashbacks involving the stressful events.

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