Symptoms

Former refugees may experience a variety of trauma-induced symptoms, including:

  • Body aches and pains, respiratory distress
  • Sleep problems and recurring nightmares, inability to sleep without sedatives
  • Recurrent memories and suicidal or painful thoughts
  • Panic attacks
  • Feeling fearful, nervous or restless
  • High terror alert - a car backfiring, seeing a uniformed person, a room without windows
  • Frequent sadness, crying, depression, feeling bad
  • Withdrawal from social contact or other activities, social phobia
  • Avoidance of situations that conjure up painful memories
  • Loss of memory and concentration
  • Poor appetite
  • Guilt and anger
  • Faintness, dizziness or weakness

To speak with someone to begin this process of recovery, call 04 805 0350. Or to apply for our services, download a referral form.