Post-traumatic Stress after a motor vehicle accident
Each year more than 6 million motor vehicle accidents occur in the United States. If you’ve been in an accident, you might have experienced many different feelings at the time of the accident and in the days following it.
Some of these feelings might have included the following:
- Nervousness or worry
- Fear or uneasiness
You might keep going over the accident in your mind. You might feel like you can’t stop thinking about it.
How can I cope with the feelings I have after my accident?
- Talk to your friends and relatives about the details of the accident.
- Follow up with your family doctor. He or she can give you referrals to other health care providers if necessary.
- Exercise often and take part in activities. Your family doctor can help you figure out how much you can do safely.
- Try to get back to your day to day activities and routines. It’s important to try to get back to your normal activities, even if you’re uncomfortable or nervous at first.
- Beome a defensive driver. Lower your risk of future accidents or injuries by driving carefully, wearing your seat belt all the time, avoid driving when you’re tired and never drive if you’ve had alcohol.
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