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Anxiety After Being Robbed At Work - How To Cope From It?


One of the most terrifying things that may happen to you is anxiety after being robbed at work. After a workplace robbery, you may feel a wide range of emotions, such as shock, confusion, anxiety, helplessness, vulnerability, anger, sadness, and flashbacks, even if you didn't do anything wrong.

Robbery may be committed without the actual presentation of a weapon. Robbery happens when someone threatens to hurt or kill the victim seriously unless the victim gives them money or other property.

If what happened to you meets the criteria listed above, you were the victim of a serious crime of robbery. The victim of a robbery suffers tremendous psychological anguish.

No one can fathom the sheer dread of a robbery victim until they too have been a victim. Losing everything in a robbery is the closest thing to dying that a person can experience.

Effects Of Robbery On Victims

Theft and robbery are forms of property crimes committed by someone who intentionally takes another person's personal property. The main distinction between stealing and robbing is that the latter includes the use of physical force or threats of physical harm.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders says that these kinds of events are like the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Workers may suffer psychological harm from witnessing a heist, exacerbating any preexisting conditions. As a result, victims may feel less appreciated at work and be less productive.

Employees in the jewelry and tobacco industries who have been the target of both robberies and thefts will report feeling more stressed and overworked as a result. Employees who have been victimized by thefts or robberies are more likely to use mental healthservices, which is correlated with increased post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and worse coping effectiveness.

Having faith in one's own resiliency should shield workers from the emotional fallout of traumatic events. Researchers have found that going to a primary care provider is strongly linked to poor mental health.

Visual description of robbery in an office
Visual description of robbery in an office

How To Cope After Being Robbed

  • Avoid isolating yourself and instead seek out your many sources of support, such as your coworkers, your family, your neighborhood, your friends, your church, etc., and interact with them.
  • You need to go back to your regular schedule, which includes going back to work.
  • Avoid using drugs and alcohol on a regular and excessive basis.
  • Be careful to get enough rest, maintain a nutritious diet, and be active.
  • Remind yourself that you have survived this terrifying experience and that it is now time for you to go on to better things.

People Also Ask

How Likely Are You To Get Robbed?

In the top 50 U.S. cities, your odds of being a burglary victim vary from 1 in 14 to 1 in 943, which is a huge variation!

What Are The Long Term Effects Of Being Robbed?

Although most victims of this kind of crime recover quickly, othersmay have long-lasting mental discomforts such as anxiety, PTSD, or depression. Don't disregard these signs; they're serious.

Can You Get PTSD From Being Robbed?

You could mentally reenact the heist and "catch" every stranger you come across as the one responsible. Feelings of fear, confusion, or anger are common reactions to trauma. If you still have these symptoms or they get worse, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Final Words

A robbery is a stressful incident, so it's important that your company responds quickly to the needs of its affected workers. Different people's well-being and sense of job satisfaction are negatively impacted by exposure to robberies.

When compared to workers who were just exposed to thefts, those who were exposed to both kinds of occurrences were more likely to acquire post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology and a poorer perceived capacity to deal with the stress.

It was shown that victims of many acts of violence had a bigger workload, more frequent psychosomatic problems, and a greater propensity to seek social assistance than their nonexposed counterparts. There was no statistically significant correlation between post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and employment contentment.

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Dr. Cooney Blades

Dr. Cooney Blades- I think the correct diagnosis is the most important factor.

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