Some people develop depression after a serious accident or injury, as a side effect of the serious trauma that they have been through. Other people are simply more predisposed to depression, either genetically or mentally. For some, developing depression cannot be predicted at all.
If you are suffering from depression, you will need to find a way to get through the situation and try to carry on with your life as normal as much as you can. Doctors will often prescribe medication for depression as a fast fix which helps to lift the mood medically. However, some people are not comfortable with the idea of taking medication which can alter their minds, and in this case you must try to think of another way to deal with your condition.
- Think of your history. If your family have a history of depression or anxiety, find out how they responded to medication if they took it. In many cases, people in the same family will have similar reactions to medications, so this may help you to decide whether you want to try or not.
- Decide what your options are. Medication doesn’t always have to be your first option; counselling and other talking therapies can go a long way to helping you to beat depression, so it is always worth finding out what you have to choose from.
- Decide what you are comfortable with. If you are truly not comfortable with the idea of medicating yourself mentally and emotionally, then it just may not be worth your while going onto medication.
- Talk to your doctor. Your doctor may be able to offer you a better insight into how bad your current situation is, and whether or not it is really necessary for you to be taking medication at this time. If your doctor feels that it is a strong option, then perhaps you should be considering it.
How to make Islington claims after an accident
If your depression has been brought on as a result of a serious injury caused by an accident which was not your fault, you may be entitled to make Islington claims against the person who was at fault. Making Islington claims can help you to pay for medical treatments and counselling, as well as for time off work while you are recovering.
If you use experienced personal injury lawyers to process your Islington claims, then you shouldn’t have to go to court or even deal with much of the claim on a deeper level. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about making Islington claims and decide whether the process is right for you, as well as make a start on your claim if you decide to do so.
Date Published: 25th June 2014
Author: David Brown