Effects of Sexual Harassment
Being sexually harassed can have devastating effects on a person's physical well-being, psychological health and education. An individual may experience these problems:
• Psychological - depression, denial, anxiety, shock, anger, frustration, fear, irritability, insecurity, embarrassment, shame, guilt, self-blame, isolation.
• Physiological - headaches, lethargy, weight fluctuations, nightmares, panic reactions, sexual problems.
• Career - decreased satisfaction, absenteeism, withdrawal from school or work, drop in academic or work performance due to stress.