Thursday, September 1, 2016

Anticipatory Trauma

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◆ Reactions to anticipatory trauma:
        o Emotional
                ■ Fear
                ■ Anger
                ■ Confusion
                ■ Hopelessness
                ■ Loss of control
                ■ Numbness
                ■ Moodiness
                ■ Irritability
                ■ Guilt
        o Behavioral
                ■ Social withdrawal
                ■ Disruption of daily activities
                ■ Easily startled or jumpy
                ■ Easily cry
        o Cognitive
                ■ Thoughts preoccupied with anticipation of trauma
                ■ Difficulty concentrating
                ■ Low self esteem
                ■ Indecisiveness
                ■ Poor memory recall
        o Somatic
                ■ Muscle tension
                ■ Headaches
                ■ Gastric problems
                ■ Irregular sleep and appetite
                ■ Fatigue

◆ Treatment Techniques
        o Social support:
        o Physical self-care
                ■ Exercise
                ■ Eating healthy
                ■ Regular sleep
        o Spirituality
        o Meditation or Guided Relaxation
        o Positive self talk
        o Humor

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