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The complications of PTSD

Posted on July 7, 2015 12:38 pm under Car Accidents

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more than just a disorder that affects the mind. It can also ultimately affect your life as a whole. Apart from the fact that it can compromise your daily activities, PTSD can also make you more prone to these other mental health problems:

  • Alcohol and substance abuse – Individuals who are avoiding the memories of the traumatic event may turn to illegal substances and alcohol to forget them
  • Eating disorders – Some people with PTSD are able to repress the memory of trauma by binging on food
  • Depression – A PTSD patient’s general lack of interest in life could be a sign of depression
  • Suicidal ideation – An individual with PTSD is more prone to hurt himself or attempt suicide

Some cases of PTSD have been a result of traumatic car crashes caused by the reckless actions of someone else. If you have suffered from damages due to a traumatic car accident in Wisconsin, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn more about holding the offending party responsible. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free and non-obligatory assessment of your case.