What If I Have Depression After a Car Accident?

Depression is a condition that affects millions of Americans each year. 

Some people have depression for no known reason while others suffer from depression after a traumatic event like a car accident.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident then it is important to look for the commons signs of depression such as: lack of energy motivation, not wanting to be around people, negative thoughts, etc.  This is especially important to look for if someone sustained a concussion in a car accident because symptoms of depression and mild traumatic brain injury can be very similar.

What Should I Do if I Am Suffering From Depression?

If you or someone you love appear to be dealing with depression after a car accident, the most important thing to do is to get help.  If you go on for months or longer without treatment, not only will your depression likely continue, but you will not document the problems you are having which can make it more difficult later on to convince an insurance company or eventually a jury that your depression is due to your car crash.  Treatment for depression can start with your family doctor who may prescribe medications and/or recommend counseling.  For some people counseling along without medication can be the best cure.  Everyone is different so make sure you do what is best for you or your loved ones in dealing with depression.

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Corey Walker
With 19 years legal experience, Corey has been recognized for his work as an injury attorney.