Stress Symptoms

The following are samples of stress symptoms and reactions that can appear during or after a critical incident or a traumatic event:

Cognitive (Thinking)

Poor concentration slowed problem solving

Poor attention span difficulties with calculation

Memory problems difficulty making decisions

Confusion

 

Emotional (Feeling)

Depression loss of emotional control

Guilt anxiety/fear

Grief feeling lost/overwhelmed

Anger

 

Physical (Body)

Muscle tremors gastro-intestinal distress

Headaches difficulty breathing

Chest pain elevated blood pressure

 

Behavioral (Actions)

Excessive silence withdrawal from contact

Unusual behaviors changes in eating habits

Sleep disturbance changes in work habits