Treatment for PTSD and how to make accident claims after an accident
If you have had a serious accident and sustained an injury, then you may find that you suffer from PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after the fact. Many people don’t actually start to show signs of PTSD until a long time after their accident, and this is because their mind and body will be very focused on healing any physical injuries at first, and will not feel the emotional impact of what has happened until later on down the line. If you do discover that you are suffering from PTSD, this can be a great relief, as it is a problem which can be resolved and treated so that you feel better asap. Here are some of the ways you can be treated and how to make accident claims in Port Talbot.
- Watchful waiting. For those with very mild symptoms of PTSD, doctors will usually employ a technique called ‘watchful waiting’. This may seem to be doing nothing, but is actually a way to observe the symptoms and identify whether it is true Post Traumatic Stress, or just a longer reaction to trauma that will get better on its own.
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This is one of the most common ways to deal with PTSD. Cognitive behaviour therapy, or CBT, aims to change the way to think or react to situations permanently, to stop the symptoms and issues returning. You will be encouraged to talk through your trauma and process it in a different way.
- Medication. Many doctors will avoid medication as a permanent solution as it can have side effects and, in some cases, symptoms will just reappear or get worse after treatment is stopped. however, antidepressants can help greatly in quite severe cases.
- EMDR. This new treatment which involves using the movement of the eyes whilst discussing and thinking about the trauma, has been found very effective, and in some cases is replacing CBT.
How to make accident claims in Port Talbot for PTSD
You will only be able to make accident claims in Port Talbot if you have sustained an injury or PTSD as the result of an accident which was someone else’s fault. But if this is the case, then accident claims in Port Talbot can help you to reach a resolution in your head to the emotions you are experiencing because of the accident. It will also help to pay for treatment, compensate you for lost wages during your recovery, and help to pay for help around the house and any damages.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience with accident claims in Port Talbot and can put you in touch with their experienced personal injury lawyers who work on a 100% ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to make a start on your claim.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown