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Symptoms of PTSD: Avoidance

Posted on July 5, 2015 12:48 pm under Car Accidents

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a serious health condition that happens when a person is exposed to an ordeal that is physically and emotionally traumatic. A healthy person’s normal response to trauma is usually short-lived and self-limiting. However, for people with PTSD, the feelings of danger, fear, and helplessness linger and affect the victim’s day-to-day functions.

Symptoms of PTSD are grouped into three categories: avoidance, reliving, and increased anxiety and emotional arousal. Symptoms of avoidance include:

  • Loss of interest in the activities the victim once enjoyed
  • Avoiding thoughts, feelings, and places that reminds him or her of the trauma
  • Feelings of detachment and isolation from family and friends
  • In some cases, situation-specific amnesia, wherein the person represses the memory of the traumatic incident

Some cases of PTSD have been associated with injurious car accidents. If you think you have developed PTSD after being involved in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is ready to help you determine if your situation qualifies you for a claim. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 and tell us about your story.