Knowing the symptoms of mental health issues is important. It can even be life-saving. Profound mental health issues that go untreated can lead people into self-harm, and they might even develop suicidal tendencies; so knowing what to look for, whether in yourself or others, is vital.
For any mental health issue to be eligible for compensation, the root cause must be to blame on someone other than the mental health “injury” victim. Things like schizophrenia for example would not qualify; but things like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or depression, caused by being involved in, or witnessing, an accident or incident, would.
So let’s take a look at some of the symptoms of mental,health issues, starting with PTSD.
The symptoms of mental health issues – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD can develop immediately after an incident, or it can take several days, weeks, months, and even years to surface. In rare cases where it does take years to manifest itself, there could be problems with the 3-year statute of limitations that govern personal injury compensation. This is something that Accident Advice Helpline, if you appoint us as your solicitors, can advise you about. Common symptoms of PTSD can include:
- Experiencing repetitive images in flashbacks or nightmares
- Suffering physical sensations such as pain, feeling sick, sweating, and nervous trembling
- Avoiding running into people or places that could trigger the mental trauma
- Becoming hyperactive in terms of episodes of irritability and anger
- Having difficulty with your concentration
- Suffering from insomnia, often brought about by trying to avoid nightmares
Young children who suffer from PTSD may wet the bed.
The symptoms of mental health issues – depression
- Recurring episodes of low mood and/or sadness
- Continual feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
- Feelings of low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence
- Recurring bouts of crying
- Repeated feelings of guilt
- Episodes of irritability and intolerance
- Lack of motivation and loss of interest in things
- Finding difficulty with making decisions
- Not enjoying life
- Bouts of anxiety and worry
- Tendency to self-harm
- Feeling suicidal
Employ Accident Advice Helpline to secure your compensation
If you notice the symptoms of mental health illness in yourself, or in someone else, you should seek professional medical help. If the symptoms are the result of a recent accident or incident that someone else was to blame for, you should employ Accident Advice Helpline to help you to claim personal injury compensation.
We have an excellent customer support team. You can get free help and advice from them by calling our national helpline:
- Call 0800 689 5659 from any UK-based landline
Call us today to iron out any queries or concerns you may have, and launch your no win no fee claim.