Some victims report feelings of anxiety, fear, hypervigilance, guilt, anger, or isolation. Some experience difficulty making decisions, short-term memory problems, difficulty concentrating, or recurring memories of the crime. It is important to realize these are normal feelings, behaviors, and reactions to an abnormal event. For most victims, these reactions will diminish over time. If they continue and threaten to disrupt the victim's life, or become worse after several weeks, the victim should consider seeking professional assistance.
National Center for PTSD
National Domestic Violence Hotline