What is considered emotional distress?
The psychological consequences of attacks are extremely common. This is even one of the goals that those who accomplish them strive for. However, the impact is stronger for humanity directly affected by the wrecks, as well as those whose loved ones have been killed or injured. When faced with such an event, some humanity experiences stress that can be intense, but which in such a context can qualify as normal.
Others receive a trauma called mental trauma. In this case, the symptoms are observed in the first hours or the first day after the attack. Certain aspects of traumatic mishaps invade thoughts and dreams. This reproduces the same calamity every time an event occurs.
For some victims, symptoms will gradually improve after injury, in others, they will persist or even increase, in others, finally, they will appear, when everything was fine with a person before. When signs of traumatic stress persist for more than 3 days but less than 30 days, it is named acute traumatic stress.
When signs last for more than 30 days, it is called post-traumatic stress frustration. In this case, it is very important to seek professional help, because the state of traumatic stress after its establishment in a large number of cases tends to become chronic with devastating consequences for soundness, family and professional balance, education, etc.
How do you prove emotional stress?
A mental crisis is a phenomenon that can take many forms, from a depressive crisis to eating upsets, excessive use of alcohol or illegal psychotropic drugs, self-harm or suicidal ideas. In any case, this is a psychological issue, sometimes life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to know how to recognize the first signs.
The symptoms of psychological distress can be broken down into 4 axes:
A sudden variation in behavior is in most cases the earliest sign of “emotional stress”. These behavioral changes can take many forms: neglect of personal hygiene, sudden changes and worsening of sleep habits, sudden weight gain, unexplained mood changes, increased irritability, tantrums, sadness or sorrow.
It can still be a decrease in physical or intellectual performance, a gradual abandonment of routine performances and relationships. In various aspects, this is an attitude of more or less pronounced suffering associated with “sociality”. Symptoms usually appear suddenly, but over time.
The symptoms should change the person’s behavior and habits for at least 2 weeks. So you notice that she has changed, that she is not the same as before. Ultimately, you no longer recognize it.
Whether symptoms appear quickly or not, it is always best to intervene as early as possible.