After an auto accident, it is more common to experience major depression than you may think. In some cases it is even possible to recover compensation from the emotional trauma that post-accident depression can bring. This FAQ addresses some of the most common questions about depression and auto accidents.
Depression is a mental condition that affects your mood and can sometimes cause further emotional issues, such as suicidal thoughts or actions. It affects both the mind and body and interferes with your everyday life.
Yes. Post-accident depression is not uncommon and is due to the traumatic experience of being involved in an auto accident. High-stress events of almost any kind can bring on depression, and the intensity of depression can be impacted by the severity of the injuries or harm sustained during the event.
Major depression may also be known as “major depressive disorder” or “clinical depression” by mental health professionals.
Yes. In some car accident cases, the pain from injuries can be so strong that the victim becomes disturbed over whether they will ever fully recover, if the pain will stop or the ongoing treatment required to manage the pain. Chronic pain can wear a victim down over time and have a serious impact on mood and general sense of wellbeing.
Health professionals can use psychological and physical examinations to diagnose depression.
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