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You can be compensated for post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that can linger for months or years following a serious accident. The symptoms themselves, which consist of hyperarousal, avoidance, and intrusion, can cause a major impact on your life.

With intrusion, you may be struggling with the recollections you have of your accident. Maybe you're waking up at night from nightmares or having flashbacks during the day. Whatever the intrusion is, it can be triggered and cause anxiety in an instant.

Avoidance is part of post-traumatic stress disorder as well. To avoid your nightmares, triggers, and other issues, you may find yourself avoiding the places you used to go. This is normal with this condition, but it can hinder your life.

Finally, hyperarousal can be an issue due to making it hard for you to sleep properly. You may not be able to concentrate or could result in your having outbursts due to anger or anxiety.

None of these problems are your fault; when you're in a car accident, the trauma your body goes through is intense. PTSD is a way of handling the trauma, but it is also difficult to get over. The treatment includes going through cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, in many cases. This type of therapy can help to work through your stress and triggers to find a solution for how to move on. Others may end up taking medications for anxiety or depression.

If a car accident has affected your life, you're not alone. Our website has more information on how you can seek compensation to cover the medical bills and lost wages you need to recover.

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