Ways Traumatic Events are Defined in Teenagers
- Strong emotions stemming from sadness, anxiety, or guilt.
- Overreactions to minor irritations which are really a deflection from the real issues.
- Knowledge that they are repeatedly thinking about the event by nonchalantly talking about it frequently.
- Digression in responsibilities such as work, school, or family obligations.
- Expression of rebellion.
- Overprotection of loved ones.
- Pessimistic outlook regarding their future.
- Distrust of anyone.
- Disturbance in sleep patterns along with sudden nightmares.
- Increased dependence on others.
- Loss of interest in things that were once of importance to them.
- Difficulties with problem solving.
- Troubles with concentration and short-term memory.
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