We hear a lot about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, particularly when it comes to soldiers. However, did you know that anyone who has suffered a traumatic event can suffer from this debilitating condition? PTSD, while commonly associated with war veterans, inflicts itself on a wide range of people—from car accident victims, to victims of domestic abuse, and more. 

Any of the following are signs that you might be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after a serious Maryland auto accident:

  • Reliving the accident over and over again in your mind, whether through nightmares or unintentional flashbacks
  • Avoiding anything and anyone that reminds you of the event or subconsciously blocking the event out of your mind
  • Increased anxiety and irritability, especially when thinking about your Maryland car accident
  • Memory or concentration issues
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Physical symptoms such as hyperventilating or increased blood pressure and heart rate

You may want to see a psychiatrist to determine if you have PTSD. If you are suffering from PTSD, you may be able to get compensation to pay for counseling, anti-anxiety medications, and anything else that can help you deal with the situation. Even if you are not diagnosed with PTSD, you may discover that you have a similar problem resulting from your accident. For example, talk to the psychiatrist about any of these other red-flag issues:

  • Frequent and unexplained panic attacks ever since the Maryland car crash
  • Bouts of anxiety for no apparent reason
  • Feelings of hopelessness or fear
  • Feelings of loneliness, even when surrounded by others
  • Depression

When you’ve been diagnosed with any emotional or mental illness due to a traumatic accident, it’s time to call a skilled Maryland accident attorney for help getting the compensation you need. Call Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700 to set up a free consultation.

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