You may experience mental or emotional trauma after a car accident or bicycle accident. Mental trauma usually occurs after a traumatic experience. Bodily damage can lead to pain and suffering. Pain can cause you to lose focus on daily activities, make you forgetful, or change your mood. In turn, this can ultimately affect your relationship, work-life balance, and further, impede you from your goals.
What is Emotional Trauma?
Pain and suffering refer to the mental and physical pain you may endure from an accident. Emotional distress or mental anguish is when something or someone’s actions cause you to suffer from:
- Mental Harm
How Do You Prove Emotional Trauma?
- Do you have a doctor’s note proving your psychological symptoms?
- Is there an underlying cause of pain?
- Do you have bodily harm in relation to the distress?
- How long has your pain lasted?
- What is the intensity level of distress?
It’s a good idea to keep a daily journal regarding your mental or emotional health condition.
Could you have PTSD?
PTSD is an acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder an ailment that emerges after a car crash. People with PTSD suffer from vivid and disturbing memories and may have nightmares of the crash. Most often they have flashbacks of the accidents as if it is taking place in the present.
Therefore, it is a perfect idea for victims of car or bike accidents to seek the assistance of a healthcare provider immediately. You should begin looking directly after the collision not taking into account of how severe or mild the crash seems at the time. Additionally, if any symptoms appear several days after the accident, it is essential to schedule an appointment with a qualified chiropractor for immediate treatment and to avoid potential future problems.
How do you feel better after a car accident?
It takes time. This is the short answer. Bottling up feelings is harmful. It is important to make it a point to speak to family members and friends from time to time. Venting suppressed emotions can help you cope with the situation in a better way. Speaking to a professional may help you recover faster. Sometimes, people who are affected by accident trauma do not open up to their immediate family and friends but feel better when they talk to a professional therapist.
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Also published on Medium.