MANAGING THE EMOTIONS OF AUTO ACCIDENTS WHILE STUDYING Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) refers to a range of reactions that can occur after a traumatic experience that puts your life, bodily safety, or mental well-being in danger, such as an accident or experiencing and/or witnessing violence (ie, the stress that follows a traumatic event).
Those who were directly involved in the horrific experience may exhibit these reactions. Although no two people are the same, there may be some similarities among people’s responses to traumatic events. The way each person responds is influenced by a variety of factors, some of which may not even seem to be related to the trauma. However, each of these expressions is a natural response to an unusual situation. The majority of persons see a gradual fading of these manifestations over the course of around four weeks. People require time to adjust to the trauma, process it, grieve, talk about it with others, and try to comprehend it before they can move on with their life. You must make sure that this occurrence won’t interfere with your studies or work if it happened while you were studying. You might need to look at an trial attorney to help you through these periods if your case ends up in court.
PHYSICAL REACTIONS INCLUDE: Alterations in sleeping patterns, such as getting more or less sleep than normal. Change in appetite in connection to your eating habits, whether it be greater or smaller Change in sex desire—either greater or lesser desire for sex than you typically have Constipation or diarrhea-related stomach pain and/or discomfort a variety of intermittent aches, pains, headaches, and an overall malaise increased vulnerability to the common cold or other ailments abrupt increase in heart rate, perspiration, or breathing difficulties increased sense of surprise or fright, such as when something unexpectedly loud or touching you increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or other drugs (legal or illegal) EMOTORY REACTIONS CAN BE: Numbness and surprise Trying to minimize the adventure and your experience by downplaying the incident’s true impact on you Feeling helpless, devoid of emotion, and disconnected from reality Feeling cut off, having no communication with anyone and no emotional connection Fear and angst (these feelings may increase in various areas of your life and may not be clearly related to the traumatic experience) being highly anxious, feeling emotionally vigilant, and constantly ensuring that you and others are safe Anxiety or irritability, such as the inability to relax and the feeling of being motionless in space eruptions of rage These physiological and emotional responses are typical. Before the healing is required, all of these reactions must occur over time. As soon as you can, try to get back to your studies, and put your mental health first at all times. You don’t need to let these mishaps and tragedies prevent you from living your life. In case you need more time, always communicate with your college professors and tutors and make sure they are aware of the problem from the beginning.