Reactions after a Critical Incident

  • Flashbacks
  • Muscular Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Crying
  • Hyperventilation
  • Fainting
  • Hate toward the subject
  • Withdrawl
  • Perceptual distortions
  • Nightmares
  • Intrusive Images and Thoughts
  • Anger
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Increase Sense of Danger
  • Avoidance Behaviors
  • Over reacting to perceive threats
  • Under reacting to perceive threats
  • Retire prematurely
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Related Physical Illness
  • Marital Problems
  • Irrational Belief “I’m Helpless”
  • Irrational Belief “It’s my fault”
  • Memory Lapses
  • Difficulty Making Decisions
  • Difficulties discussing the event
  • Questioning their responses
  • Decreased sexual activity
  • Impotence
  • Appetite disturbance
  • Muscle Aches
  • Feeling of Ineffectiveness
  • Shame
  • Feeling Permanently Damaged
  • Loss of Previously Sustained Beliefs
  • Impulsive Behaviors
  • Hostility
  • Feeling Constantly Threatened