The ongoing effort of overcoming anxiety after a car accident

On Behalf of | Oct 13, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Being involved in a car accident in Massachusetts can present victims with many trying challenges that can range in difficulty depending on the severity of the accident they were involved in. While some may be significantly injured from a physical standpoint, others battle the ongoing issue of severe anxiety associated with driving after they have been involved in a traumatic crash. 

Anxiety tied to the experiences that victims have had is an inevitable part of the healing process. For some people, it does not last very long and with timely intervention and early recognition, it can be managed and overcome in a relatively short period of time. For others, however, their fear of getting behind the wheel may be so severe that it interferes with their ability to safely drive and make decisions while behind the wheel. 

According to, the emotions that people feel throughout their recovery from a car accident may range from uneasiness and shock to deep anger or guilt because of the role they may have played in the accident. In many situations, battling these emotions alone can be exhausting and counterproductive. Post-traumatic stress manifests itself in many ways, but one change people may notice is continual thoughts about the accident or noticeable triggers that cause them to feel the feelings they felt in the aftermath of their accident. 

For people to truly heal and be able to overcome their fear of driving again, especially around other motorists, Aurora Healthcare suggests that individuals consider participating in an anxiety management course. This type of educational support is often facilitated by professional therapists who can help people to learn effective ways to manage the triggers and feelings they may be experiencing in relation to their car accident.   


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