Am I Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Or Is It Just A Normal Response To My Car Accident?

Determining whether or not you are experiencing symptoms relating to PTSD can sometimes be difficult. It is quite common for people to experience some type of PTSD symptoms after an accident or other traumatic experience — feelings as if your safety was broken, feeling disconnected, angry, numb or finding it hard to stop thinking about the event are all normal reactions after you've been in an accident. Individuals vary — some people experience these feeling for a few days, others a few weeks. These feelings will decrease and then eventually disappear. If a few weeks pass and you are still suffering, you may be experiencing PTSD; seek help from your doctor.