Combat Stress Signs and Symptoms 2012-07-27T10:58:49+00:00

Signs and Symtoms of COSR

Physical, Thinking, Emotional

Most soldiers have some of these signs some of the time.

Some soldiers have many of these signs often, yet still fight and perform well.

All soldiers, especially leaders, need to know these are normal and common.

 

 

 

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Common-Physical

Fatigue
Jumpiness
Aches and pains
Upset stomach, nausea
Diarrhea or constipation
Problems eating
Problems sleeping

[/two] [two_last]More Serious-Physical

Flinching
Shaking
Limbs/Eyes/Ears won’t work
Spaced Out

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[two]Common- Thinking

Poor concentration
Difficulty making decisions
Flashbacks
Nightmares

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[two_last]More Serious- Thinking

Disregard for rules/regs
Thoughts of self/other harm
Memory problems
Loss of motivation

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[two]Common- Emotional

Frustrated/ angry
Worried
Keyed up
Guilty, ashamed
Depressed/ withdrawn
Numb

[/two] [two_last]More Serious- Emotional

Panic attacks
“flat” expression
Regression
Immobilizing depression

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