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Common Symptoms

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Anger
Anger can be a very hard emotion to handle, especially for survivors who have either never allowed themselves to feel anger, or if anger has been a reoccurent coping mechanism. Either way, its very important to learn how to deal with it in a safe, constructive way that keeps a survivor and those around them safe.

Anxiety
Much like anger, anxiety can also be a very hard emotion to handle. Its very important to learn how to deal with it in a safe, constructive way that keeps a survivor safe and functioning.

Distorted Thinking Among Survivors
Survivors can cling to distorted thinking as an overall way to cope on a daily basis. This list breaks down common distortions.

Guilt & Shame
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Denial
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