Symptoms of need for restoration

UNDERSTAND THE SYMPTOMS OF MEN

Every man presents with different symptoms!

Men are the forgotten, overlooked victim of abortion

Individuals involved with abortion often express various symptoms

Take a moment to compare the difference between what is most commonly expressed by women and those commonly expressed by men.


Symptoms of post abortion stress commonly expressed by women:
Are you struggling to turn off the feelings connected to your abortion(s)? Perhaps telling yourself to forget about it?
Have you experienced a desire to be pregnant again, perhaps a replacement baby?
Have you experienced any new or increased self-destructive behaviors (promiscuity, abusive relationships, eating disorders, drug/alcohol abuse)?
Have you experienced reactions such as nightmares, flashbacks, hallucinations that relate to your abortion experience?
Have you experienced periods of prolonged depression?
Have you had suicidal thoughts since your abortion?
Are you unable to talk about your abortion(s)?
Do you fear you will never be able to have children?
Do you look at your life “before and after” the abortion?
Have you experienced a numbing of emotions?
Are you bothered by feelings of guilt and shame?
Do you feel sad or depressed on the anniversary date of the abortion or the anniversary of the due date of the baby?
Do you grieve the loss of your baby?
Are you having trouble forgiving others who were involved in the decision to abort?
Do you have mothering problems with any of your living children (for example, overprotective, difficulty with physical affection, abusive verbally or physically)?

Symptoms of post abortion stress commonly expressed by men:
Have you experienced any new or increased self-destructive behaviors (promiscuity, abusive relationships, eating disorders, drug/alcohol abuse)?
Have you experienced reactions such as nightmares, flashbacks, hallucinations that relate to your part of an abortion(s)?
Have you experienced periods of prolonged depression?
Have you had suicidal thoughts since the abortion?
Do you grieve the loss of your baby that was aborted?
Are you having trouble forgiving others who were involved in the decision to abort?

As you read your male participant’s intake and listen to his story, I am sure more symptoms will become apparent. To help you know what to expect, let’s look inside the male brain, to see what he thinks.

NEXT: Abortion in the mind of a man