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Symptoms of Psychological Trauma

Psychological Trauma
Posted on: July 2nd, 2021

The symptoms of psychological trauma vary depending upon the specific condition. For PTSD, they can include flashbacks, avoidance, intrusive and distressing imagery and thoughts and sleep disturbance. On the other hand, people with depression may constantly ruminate over negative life events, become emotionally distant from family and friends, lose interest in previously enjoyed interests and become increasingly isolated from friends. For people with anxiety-based conditions, they may feel agitated, excessively worry over related or unrelated matters, and experience physiological changes including hot sweats, palpitations and irritability. Symptoms are usually triggered when reminded of the incident or when they are unable to avoid accident related activities, for example driving. Symptoms of low mood may persist due to the impact of the accident on your life.

If you suffer psychologically as a consequence of the accident or a pre-existing mental health condition has been worsened, then you may be entitled to make a claim. For some people, it will be important to access therapeutic support to help resolve the issues that have arisen for you.

We always ensure that we organise appropriate Counselling and Therapy through properly qualified psychiatrists and psychologists who give the appropriate treatment. Making a claim allows you to access the support you need to help with your recovery.

Written by: Atha & Co

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