After a traumatic event such as an accident, slip and fall injury, or other painful life experience not all damage you endure may be physical. In fact, for some, the emotional and psychological toll of a particular incident may be far more serious than any wounds inflicted. For many their psychological injury is obvious but others may not see it so easily. If you’re wondering if you or a loved one have been affected by psychological or emotional trauma here are some symptoms to keep in mind.
There are two main types of symptoms that can arise from psychological trauma – mental and physical – and any of those symptoms can be debilitating. Mental symptoms include shock or disbelief, anger and irritability, and guilt and shame. Other indications are ones that can close off the sufferer from others like feeling hopeless, anxiety or fear, disconnecting from friends or loved ones, or difficulty with concentration.
Physical symptoms include insomnia or chronic nightmares along with fatigue. Those injured may find themselves easily startled, or feeling signs of acute stress like heart palpitations and edginess. Additional physical issues like aches and pains or muscle tension with no obvious physical cause are also possible examples.
Remember, not all symptoms are listed above and everyone reacts differently to different situations. There is no ‘wrong’ way to feel. What you or a loved one may be feeling is the normal response to an abnormal event. Seek out medical assistance if you believe a psychological injury is a real possibility. This sort of trauma must be worked through and that will take time and resources. If a psychological injury has been caused by another then you, or your loved one, should take action and seek compensation for your pain. Contact Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan, Conte & Associates works with clients in Vaughan and in the surrounding cities of: Thornhill, Woodbridge, Concord, Kleinberg, Maple and Richmond Hill.