Auto Accidents and Mental Health

The psychological effects of a car accident can be as traumatic or even more traumatic than physical injuries. The emotional effects of a car accident can have a significant impact on your daily life. It’s important to recognize and know the symptoms. The mental and emotional injuries after a car accident can include mental anguish, emotional distress, fear, anger, humiliation, anxiety, shock, embarrassment, random episodes of crying, loss of appetite, weight fluctuations, lack of energy, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. Depending on the intensity, frequency, and duration, these symptoms are often related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Stress Disorder. It may be tempting to focus on only the physical injuries that you sustain in a car accident, but addressing your mental injuries and suffering is key to helping you make a full recovery from your injuries.