Aftermath of an accident (car crash)
An investigation has shown that in fatal accidents, those who witnessed them, often suffer from a post-traumatic stress disorder, one of the most common types of anxiety disorders. Even in my case, I spent endless nights remembering what happened and reliving the moment.
Accidents produce not just physical consequences; it can leave us with psychological damages. Small as it may be, the most common fear one tends to experience is usually that the accident may happen again.
Some specialists maintain that “after the trauma, the person usually presents the phenomenon of re-experimentation, that is, to re-experience the traumatic situation, with all the senses, as if he were living it again.”
There are many ways to overcome a traumatic experience; the first step is to recognize if that experience left a strong imprint on us. If over time, you have not managed to overcome the experience, and you still feel as if the trauma just happened, I recommend you seek help. Share your feelings, as you describe the recollections of the event, you will feel that you are having more and more control over them.
There are those who support the idea that these traumas naturally subside over time. But still, they can leave us an important emotional imprint that is latent in our memory, and that can appear at any moment. For all these reasons, it is essential for our mental health to seek help with someone you trust, whether a friend or family member. If you still feel that you are not getting over this ordeal, I advise you to go to a specialist.
Remember to seek help, you are not alone, and many people will be happy to assist you in overcoming your trauma.
I am eternally grateful to my family and friends who were there when I needed them most. Without them, I could not have overcome this experience that changed my life.