When someone goes through a traumatic event, the potential for flashbacks and obsessive thoughts regarding that event can affect that individual's mental and physical health. We are continually learning about how an individual can harness the powers of the brain to help enhance overall health. If you have been involved in a car collision, crash, or wreck it is important to understand how you can help yourself manage the aftereffects.
The Difficulties Someone Can Face After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Individuals who are involved in a serious car wreck are at increased risk for mental health issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is caused when someone experiences or witnesses a terrifying event. Some of the effects of PTSD include:
* Severe anxiety
* Obsessional thoughts
The intensity of these and other symptoms can vary over time and from person to person. It is important to pay attention to how a car wreck affects you to try to manage your difficulties in a healthy way.
Tips on How to Deal with Your Difficulties
In managing the difficulties after a traumatic event, the first thing someone should do is understand that their reactions to the trauma are treatable. Some of the best practices for dealing with trauma include:
* Seeking comfort from family and friends
* Seeking therapy
* Seeking help from a faith community
Avoiding these methods can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as abusing alcohol or drugs. Let me help you. If you have legal questions or questions about how to cope with PTSD, or any trauma, as a result of a car collision, crash, or wreck, then call me so I can help — attorney Jim Miron is here for you!
Get Professional Assistance
If you have been injured in a collision and are suffering from PTSD do not delay! Speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. I offer everyone a free, no-obligation 30-minute consultation. To schedule your appointment, call me at 203.339.5991 or contact us online.
For more on PTSD check out this article on PTSD by Matthew Tull, Ph.D in verywellmind.