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Trauma and Emotional Suffering

Many types of trauma can cause emotional or mental suffering. This aspect of trauma is sometimes overlooked. Naturally, most of us are initially concerned with whether a person who experienced a traumatic accident is physically OK. It can be easy to believe that once a person has recovered from their injuries, their emotional and mental states will quickly catch up to their physical. However, emotional wounds can linger and cause considerable suffering for an extended period of time.

Signs of Emotional Suffering

It can sometimes be hard for us to know whether someone else is doing OK or not following a traumatic accident. It can be hard for us to know if we ourselves are OK. The following are some of the signs that you or someone you love may be suffering emotionally due to a trauma:

  • Feeling nervous or anxious frequently
  • Difficulty eating and sleeping
  • Over-eating or over-sleeping
  • Panic attacks
  • Avoidance of reminders of the trauma
  • Avoidance of emotions about the trauma
  • Depression
  • Uncontrollable emotional outbursts
  • Feeling a sense of danger frequently or constantly

These are just some common signs of emotional trauma, and it is important to note that even if you believe you have seen these signs in a friend or loved one, it can be dangerous to draw conclusions about someone else’s emotional state based on such checklists. However, it might be a good idea to have an honest conversation offering support and understanding if you have noticed these signs in someone who experienced a trauma. If you think that these describe you, it may be best to seek professional help.

Contact Us

You may also want to speak with an attorney. If someone else caused an accident that led to you or your loved one’s emotional suffering, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Stevens Point personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.