The trauma of a serious car accident can leave many auto accident victims with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may be entitled to compensation for PTSD that’s caused by the negligence of another driver.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a life-disrupting anxiety disorder that is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror, according to the Mayo Clinic.
PTSD symptoms, which could appear immediately or within months or even years of the traumatic event, according to the Mayo Clinic, include:
Symptoms may be triggered or worsen when reminded in any way of the traumatic event.
According to the Mayo Clinic, car accidents and other extreme or life-threatening events are the type of traumatic events that can trigger PTSD.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is diagnosed based on symptoms and a thorough psychological evaluation.
During the psychological evaluation, your doctor will be looking for the following PTSD criteria:
If you have PTSD symptms but the duration is shorter, you might have acute stress disorder. This is a psychiatric disorder with similar symptoms to PTSD. Here’s more information about acute stress disorder. Another common psychiatric injury for auto accident victims is adjustment disorder.
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