How Psychological Injuries Occur

Motor vehicle accidents involving severe injuries and even loss of life, can result in drivers and passengers suffering short or long-term psychological injuries such as emotional distress, post traumatic stress disorder, persistent anxiety and depression.  These psychological injuries can affect every facet of a person’s life and have long-lasting effects. There are two main ways in which psychological injuries stem from. Firstly, there is the natural way, where trauma to the head causes changes in the brain, while secondly, there is psychological injuries due to the activity which caused the pain. Individuals may experience a restriction in activities since they are too frightened to take part in them.

Effects of Psychological Injuries

The effects of psychological injuries can be devastating to both the individual, but the family and friend dynamic. It is crucial to voice out problems if you are feeling any of these effects to your family and close friends. Some effects of psychological injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Lack in Self Confidence.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety Disorders.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Mood Swings.
  • Guilt.
  • Inability to Concentrate.

How to Treat Psychological Injuries

It is important to note that treatment will take time and effort, just like going to the gym to get stronger, healing the mind and body is a process. Some treatment options include:

  • Medication (consult a doctor).
  • Group Therapy.
  • Therapist.
  • Psychotherapy.
  • Massage Therapy.
  • Acupuncture.


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