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Can trauma from a crash prevent you from working?

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2020 | Mental Conditions

When California residents get into serious crashes, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic. When a catastrophic injury occurs, victims face the potential of facing trauma. Preexisting mental conditions are often exacerbated by this trauma. New problems may form as well. Today we will look at this.

Many mental health issues crop up due to crash trauma. Among them are anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Incidents often exacerbate pre-existing mental conditions. These conditions are often very severe. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and stigmatization surrounding mental health disorders. Many people do not understand that these disorders are as crippling as physical ones.

If anxiety, depression or PTSD are severe enough, a victim may not be able to work. They may not even be able to leave their house. They can suffer from flashbacks, hallucinations and delusions. They may fear getting out of bed. Severe mental disorders have physical symptoms as well. This can include splitting headaches or shaking hands, which make working hard. Getting through daily life is often a struggle without adding working a job into the mix.

The severe mental disarray often impacts the body as well. Victims may neglect their physical care. The level of stress they suffer from may influence their health. For example, many depressed individuals have a weakened immune system. People with anxiety are sometimes at higher risk for issues like high blood pressure.

Regardless of the reason, depression and anxiety have profound impacts on victims. Understand that it is not only the physical injuries that change a person’s life. Dealing with such pervasive mental disorders make life harder than it should be.

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