An Accident is Traumatic
And when an individual suffers a traumatic event, he or she can face post traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD). PTSD can manifest as a variety of depression- or anxiety-like symptoms, such as:
● Flashbacks to the traumatic event;
● Social isolation;
● Avoidance of situations similar to the traumatic event;
● Emotional detachment from others;
● Intrusive, negative thoughts;
● Loss of interest in activities the victim once loved; and
● Self-destructive behavior.
These symptoms can impact your life in very real, tangible ways. Everyday tasks like going to work and interacting with family, can become difficult to perform. PTSD can prevent the ability to rely on social support and hinder access to important healthcare needs, making it almost impossible to feel settled again.
Making a Mental Recovery from your Injury
Your mental healthcare provider will determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. You might benefit from psychotherapy. You can come in and talk with through your feelings and their effects on your life with your therapist. This gives the patient insight to the specific ways his or her mental health is impacting his or her life and the therapist insight that can help him or her treat the patient. Your therapist can employ various techniques to help you start to feel comfortable again. Sometimes, the recovery process requires more than just talking. A psychiatrist can help assess whether or not medication needs to be included in this process.
If an accident has you feeling emotionally rattled, please know that you are not alone. There are people ready to help you begin the process of regaining normalcy.
This blog entry was created by Cohen, Placitella & Roth. For decades the attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth have worked to represent individuals and families traumatized by death and injury caused by unsafe products, medical negligence, and reckless misconduct. LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® has repeatedly reported Cohen, Placitella & Roth at the highest peer rated AV, evidence to their professional excellence.