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Emotional and Psychological Injuries

What are Emotional and Psychological Injuries?

Some of the worst injuries are the ones you cannot see.  Emotional and psychological injuries are the body’s way of responding to trauma or injury caused by an event that has taken place in your life which can include a car accident, slip and fall or other accident.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of emotional and psychological injuries can include anxiety, fear, depression, shock, nightmares, fatigue, substance abuse, personality changes, loss of sleep and appetite and avoidance of usual daily activities including avoiding social situations and going to work.

Did you know…

The way we feel mentally is difficult to see, prove and evaluate.  A high number of people who have been involved in a car accident are at risk of developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  This usually doesn’t happen right away but rather 4-6 months after the trauma occurs. You may start to feel paranoid, have trouble driving in a car or even feel like something bad will happen to you again. These are all familiar symptoms of Post -raumatic Stress Disorder that is hard to see by the invisible eye.

What should you do next?

Once you see your family doctor, walk in clinic or local hospital, let the doctor know what your symptoms are.  They will refer you to a specialist such as a psychologist or psychiatrist, to help you manage your symptoms.

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