What is PTSD?

PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. People often associate this with what veterans of war often cope with, but it can be diagnosed in anyone who has experienced trauma.

Depending on the circumstances, you may experience some form of PTSD or trauma from a car accident that goes beyond physical injuries. You might not realize what it is at first but read on to learn what kind of symptoms you should look for and what you can do to get help.

Common causes, as related to car accidents:

Common symptoms:

How to Cope

Some people may experience one or more of the above symptoms right after an accident, or if resolutions become elusive and/or consequences linger on. As injuries heal and insurance claims are resolved, if you still find yourself experiencing these symptoms, you may be experiencing PTSD. 

Here are some ways to cope with PTSD from an accident:

If you continue to  feel like you are experiencing unmanageable PTSD, reach out to a therapist to help you. You may just be feeling overwhelmed, trying to figure out your options. Remember that you can also reach out to our offices to help sort through the paperwork and know your options beyond what an insurance company can do in seeking compensation. 

Don’t live with the anxiety that can come from trauma. Take small, actionable steps to get yourself back to the life you deserve.