Physical distress

Sometimes psychological reactions to crime can also lead to physical problems.

For instance, victims can start having problems with appetite, constantly feel nauseous, experience chest pain, dizziness, headaches, back and neck pain or cold sweats.

While these pains might be psychosomatic (i.e. psychological condition involving the occurrence of physical symptoms), one should consider getting checked out by a doctor in case these pains are caused by the lasting effect that the incident had on the physical wellbeing.

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