Symptoms of emotional trauma to look out for
If you have been involved in a serious road accident, or any other type of accident, you will probably spend the majority of your time for the first few weeks dealing with the physical impact of what has happened to you.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Clapham or any other type of debilitating injury, you may struggle to get back to your everyday life straight away, and dealing with this will usually take up much of your focus for the weeks following the accident.
As things calm down physically and financiallythough, you need to start thinking about how the accident and the resulting whiplash injury in Clapham has affected you emotionally, as these types of accidents can often lead to serious psychological problems which also need to be addressed.
Claiming compensation for your whiplash injury in Clapham can often help you to find closure relating to your accident, and this can help with emotional trauma.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to speak to the dedicated, friendly team about your whiplash injury in Clapham and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation going forward.
If you do then you should be passed over to our experienced injury lawyers who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. The helpline is available 24 hours a day on: 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Symptoms of emotional stress and trauma
These are some of the things you should be looking out for following your accident, as a sign that you should see your GP and ask for psychological help in recovering from your accident.
- Anger and irritability. Although this is likely to be a natural step in the days following your accident, if you still find that you are very angry and quick to anger in your everyday life weeks after the event, you may require further help.
- Trouble sleeping or staying asleep. This is a physical symptom of emotional distress which can persist for a long time if it goes unchecked.
- Anxiety and panic attacks. This is a very common side effect of any emotional trauma and can make it difficult for you to go back to work or continue with your life in the way you did previously.
- Difficulty concentrating and confusion. Another common symptom of trauma and post traumatic stress disorder is a difficulty in settling to anything, or concentrating on the things you should be thinking about.
- Social withdrawal. Withdrawing from those around you, even those who you were previously closest to, is a very common symptom of any trauma. It can lead to you becoming very isolated, which in turn will cause further emotional issues.