Common Mental Health Conditions After an Accident or Injury
Getting injured in a car accident is a life-changing event that can have a major impact on your mental health. Here are the effects our personal injury clients experience most often.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is an anxiety disorder where someone relives a traumatic or life-threatening event even after it has passed. People who have PTSD generally suffer from anxiety, nightmares and flashbacks. At its worst, even small reminders of the event can cause extreme anxiety. PTSD is often treated with medication for depression and anxiety. Another common treatment is cognitive-behaviour therapy provided by a psychologist.
PTSD affects roughly 1 out of 10 people.
After an injury it’s normal to not feel like your self, but if you find yourself feeling a deep despair over a longer period of time, ask your doctor about it. People with depression often lose interest in things they would have previously enjoyed. When left untreated, depression can become disabling.
Acquired Brain Injury
An Acquired Brain Injury is a brain injury that has occurred after birth because of a trauma. Acquired brain injuries are not genetic or congenital and are instead a result of an accident or environment.
Language and Speech Impairment
Memory Loss and Impairment
Loss of Concentration
Loss of Problem Solving Skills
If you notice any of the symptoms of PTSD, depression, or acquired brain injury in yourself or a loved one, it might be time to ask your doctor about mental health.
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During your initial strategy session, we will assist you in creating a strategy in how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a car accident claim, 18 wheeler injury, or, other kind of personal injury claim.
There are 5 points to your free claim strategy session:
First, we will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
Based on the information you provide, we will give you our best advice on both what claims you have and the next steps you should consider to go forward with your claim.
If you claim is something that we think we can help you with, we will explain the services that we can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
If your matter is something that we do not think we can help you with, then we will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unknowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed light on what you can expect and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.
Auger Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers represents injured people across Ontario. Note: This website provides information but not legal advice. Contact a lawyer for legal advice about your case. Every case is different.