After getting into a crash, you will likely have seen a doctor to ensure that you have no lingering physical injury or effects from it. But what happens when it comes to the potential mental impact of a crash?

Even if you physically feel fine after a crash, you can still suffer from emotional and mental repercussions from a traumatic event. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can serve as one of these issues that you may face.

Emotions of PTSD

Mayo Clinic takes a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and how it manifests. First, you may experience a plethora of strong emotions in the aftermath of a crash. In particular, anxiety, shock, fear and nervousness surface the most often and will present themselves even after seemingly minor incidents. However, some people may experience uncontrollable memories of the incident, persistent and strong anxiety, dissociation and excessive irritation or irritability.

These emotions often tie to PTSD and can have a strong and lingering impact on your body, mind and life in general. It can impact your ability to function on a day-to-day basis, making it hard to continue work or even just enjoy your life.

The physical impact

PTSD can physically impact you as well, creating issues like stomach pains, nausea, digestion problems, and frequent headaches. You may also struggle to get a good night’s sleep, which can exacerbate everything.

You may wish to seek mental help in the aftermath to aid in your coping with PTSD and other crash-related traumas, but these treatments often cost a lot. Thus, you may want to contact legal help to discuss your options for seeking financial compensation.