Posted by: targetedindividuals | August 28, 2008

Symptoms of Harassment


Symptoms of Harassment

These general symptoms of harassment cover a wide range of harassments that individuals might be going through. They are from the

Psychological Reactions to harassment.

Depression, anxiety, shock, denial
Anger, fear, frustration, irritability, rage
Insecurity, embarrassment, feelings of betrayal
Confusion, feelings of being powerless
Shame, self-consciousness, low self-esteem
Guilt, self-blame, isolation
Post traumatic stress disorder
Loss of concentration

Psychological Symptoms.

Gastrointestinal distress
Dermatological reactions
Weight fluctuations
Sleep disturbances, nightmares
Phobias, panic reactions
Sexual problems

Career & Economic Symptoms.

Decreased job satisfaction
Unfavorable performance evaluations
Loss of job or promotion
Drop in academic or work performance due to stress
Withdrawal from work or school
Change in career goals

Societal Effects.

Anti-Social behaviour
Drug or alcohol abuse
Loss of productivity in schools and work
Loss of moral for students and workers who witness harassment.


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