Anxiety has become an established epidemic in American society. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health believes that 18.1 of all adults in the United States suffer from anxiety. This translates to 40 million American adults who deal with anxiety on a daily basis. While there are a variety of triggers of anxiety, one cause is instantaneous: car crashes.
Accident-related anxiety is a physiological disorder where a physically traumatic experience becomes a source of diagnosable anxiety. Our brains are continually decoding the world around us: deciphering smells, tastes, sights, and sounds. While stimulation is good for the brain, the brain can overload when it attempts to decipher too much at once (especially in high-intensity situations.)
Many researchers believe that cases of accident-related anxiety stem from the brain’s inability to properly digest the accident during its occurrence. The brain fails to comprehend the accident as it occurs, and as a result, it can “lockdown” memories of the accident in a number of ways: one being anxiety.
Symptoms of Accident-Related Anxiety
Many believe anxiety is a small problem caused by nothing more than a lack of rationality. However, the symptoms of anxiety prove that this disorder is much more than a small problem.
The symptoms of accident-related anxiety include:
- Fear of getting into vehicles
- Troubled sleep
- Inability to eat
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Difficulty in finishing tasks
As you can imagine, being fearful of vehicles can significantly hinder one’s ability to lead a healthy life. Additionally, someone suffering from accident-related anxiety can lose weight, sleep, and productivity in their daily tasks. As a result, someone with accident-related anxiety can lose money, time, relationships. Fortunately, a personal injury lawsuit can help someone recover from their accident.
Seeking Financial Recovery
Although accident-related anxiety is a severe mental complication, financial recovery is possible. If you or a loved one are injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our firm can help. Stern Law Group has over 150 years of combined legal experience ready to work on the most intricate of cases.
Call (877) 661-9900 now for a free consultation concerning your personal injury case.