A serious accident can mess with your mind. It can change your entire outlook on life, turning a happy-go-lucky person fearful and anxious. It can push you over the edge to depression, anxiety, and an overwhelming sense of hopelessness.
If you’ve been the victim of a truck accident on the Beltway or along the numerous winding roads in Prince George’s County, you may find yourself struggling with the emotional aftermath of the crash. Anyone who has been involved in a serious truck accident is susceptible to posttraumatic stress syndrome and related mental issues. Here are several potential signs that you have not yet recovered emotionally from the trauma of surviving the wreck:
- You constantly relive the accident in your mind
- Nightmares of the crash wake you up in the middle of the night
- You can no longer get a good night’s sleep
- You can’t talk about the accident
- You have blocked out memories of the accident
- You frequently feel anxious, afraid, or angry for no apparent reason
- You struggle with feelings of hopelessness and despair
- You are reluctant to drive at all
- You purposely avoid going anywhere near where the accident occurred
- You feel anxious anytime you see a truck on the road
- You despise all truck drivers
- You’ve started drinking a lot more than usual
When the aftermath of a truck accident casts menacing clouds over your future and darkens your outlook on life, it’s time to get help overcoming this emotional trauma. Our nurse consultant can point you in the right direction. For more information on related issues, check out the related links box to the right of this article.