Many of us, unfortunately, have been involved once some type of accident; whether that’s a car accident or an injury at work. Often the physical elements affect us first: neck ache, headaches and dizziness that continued, and even worsened in intensity and frequency. Simultaneously, mood swings and memory disturbances appeared. It is a post-concussion syndrome, which is a common complication after certain types of injury. However following them, a whole host of other issues may arise, from PTSD to anxiety and thus leading to problems at home and with your career. Oftentimes, we have heard about injury lawyers, but felt the subject too taboo to broach. This should not be the case. In fact, local personal injury attorneys can assist you greatly in getting justice that you deserve.
My moods and stress levels are at their worst
Post-traumatic stress disorder is common when it comes to mild head injuries, and there is no clear connection between the intensity of the injury or whether it was accompanied by loss of consciousness. A causal link can be attributed to the accident, if the headaches appeared within a week of the date of the injury. Most likely, you will find that you are unable to work and maybe don’t even want to. You may feel withdrawn in social aspects and generally feel worn down to the point where you are unsure where to turn. You are never alone, which is true across all areas of stress and worry in life. Someone is always there to help, if you reach out.
Who should you contact?
In order for all symptoms to be well documented and initial treatment to be offered, you should always be sure to be checked out by a doctor. It is important to know that if there is an impairment in earning capacity as a result of the accident, you should consider looking at an injury lawyer as we previously mentioned. In addition to this, you must be sure that you make note of all the details of the accident so that they can be relayed and sent to the relevant people at the relevant time. Dealing with PTSD is not easy. You must identify possible triggers and speak to someone in a professional capacity to assist you going forwards. You must never suffer in silence.
Triggers of PTSD
These will vary from person to person of course, but they should all be dealt with in the same way. The word “trigger” is often used to express situations in which we are triggered and the problems in our mind are irritated or set off to the point of feeling as if our emotions are regressing. But triggers in the sense of post-traumatic stress disorder are more complex when it comes to, in fact, an unconscious process in the brain. When the original traumatic event occurred, the brain acted to survive. In doing so, a connection (association) is created between places, events and people specific to the traumatic experience, and when one of these stimuli suddenly appears – the brain pulls out of it the feeling that is linked to the memory of the traumatic event. If you feel this is a problem, you must consult your doctor.