Someone who had experience violence such as sexual assault or physical may go through post traumatic disorder, Anxiety or depression. A post traumatic disorder occurs after a person is exposed to a terrifying ordeal which causes either physical or psychological harm where harm was threatened. The person can have problems interacting in social and family life have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. They may experience sleep problems.
Another psychological disorder that is typically manifested in victim of domestic abuse is depression. Depression is defined as being in an emotional state of sadness or hopelessness that lasts for long periods of time. Depressed people are more likely to hurt themselves, not others. When it comes to domestic violence, some of the bruises are on the inside, victim always blaming herself. Depressed victims of domestic violence have been known to maintain a sense of hopelessness and low self-esteem due to emotional abuse
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry or self-doubt. Anxiety can cause intrusive or obsessive thoughts. A person with anxiety may feel confused or find it hard to concentrate. Feeling restless or frustrated can also be a sign of anxiety to someone who went through trauma. Other people with anxiety may feel depressed.
Externalizing behaviors are negative behaviors that are directed toward the external environment. The behavior problems of your student – disobeying rules, physical aggression, and threatening others – are examples of externalizing behaviors. Externalizing disorders are characterized by children’s failure to control their behavior according to the expectations of parents, peers, teachers etc. Children with externalizing problems often are negative, angry, and aggressive.
Impulsive children act before they think. They struggle with executive functioning, the internal direction of behavior.