Common Signs & Symptoms of a Stress Reaction

 

Physical

Emotional

  • Thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Fainting
  • Twitches
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Chest Pain
  • Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Chills
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Shock Symptoms
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Visual Difficulties
  • Profuse Sweating
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Panic
  • Denial
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Intense Anger
  • Apprehension
  • Emotional Shock
  • Emotional Outbursts
  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Loss of Emotional Control
  • Inappropriate Emotional Response¬†

Cognitive

Behavioural

  • Confusion
  • Nightmares
  • Uncertainty
  • Hyper Vigilant
  • Suspiciousness
  • Intrusive Memories
  • Blaming Someone
  • Poor Problem Solving
  • Poor Abstract Thinking
  • Poor Concentration
  • Poor Memory
  • Poor Attention
  • Poor Decisions
  • Disorientated to Time, Place, or Person
  • Difficulty Identifying Objects or People
  • Heightened or Lowered Alertness
  • Change in Awareness of Surroundings
  • Anti-Social Acts
  • Intensified Pacing
  • Erratic Movements
  • Change in Social Activity
  • Change in Speech Patterns
  • Loss or Increase of Appetite
  • Unable to Rest
  • Hyper-Alert to Environment
  • Increased Substance Use (e.g., alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, recreational drugs)
  • Changes in usual communications