What are the symptoms of PTSD and how can you make accident claims after an accident?
The symptoms of PTSD are wide-ranging and can affect different people in different ways. Most people will find that they suffer completely different symptoms in a different order from someone else that has PTSD which is why it can be difficult to understand that this is what you are suffering from in the first instance.
It can often take a visit to your doctor and a talk with a psychologist to be sure that you are suffering from the disorder, and in order to get the right treatment so that you can get back to normal. If you suspect that you are suffering from PTSD after any traumatic event or accident, here are some of the symptoms you should be looking out for.
- Re-experiencing. One of the main symptoms of PTSD is re-experiencing the event as it happened. You may find that certain details of the event replay in your mind over and over again, rather than the entire experience. Or you may relive it as it happened whilst you are trying to concentrate on other tasks.
- Avoiding the event. People suffering from PTSD may go in the other direction from constantly reliving the event, and instead start to avoid anything which reminds them of what happened, as well as not allowing themselves to think about it.
- Hyperarousal. This basically boils down to feeling constantly ‘on’ and is a common complaint with PTSD. This means that you will be on edge, primed for a fight or flight response, even if you are just relaxing at home or hanging out with friends. People suffering from hyperarousal will often be edgy and angry, prone to emotional outbursts and unable to sleep.
- Drug and alcohol abuse. Those suffering from PTSD will usually be doing what they can to avoid their feelings, and drug and alcohol abuse is a very typical way of doing this.
How to make accident claims in Portsmouth for your accident
Making accident claims in Portsmouth can often help with the symptoms of PTSD as well as helping you to pay for medical and psychological treatment. However, the process can be demanding and stressful, and cause you to feel worse for sometime unless it is handled correctly.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the helpful team about your accident and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If the team feels that accident claims in Portsmouth are the way forward in your case, they will pass you over to our professional injury lawyers who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to help you through your accident claims in Portsmouth and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.