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James L. Wilson D.C., N.D., Ph.D. has helped thousands of people with Adrenal Fatigue regain their health and vitality during his 24 years of private practice.

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Car crashes – leading cause of PTSD

 
In America alone over three million people a year are involved in automobile accidents which may cause serious bodily injury and psychological distress and even death in many cases. Between 10 and 45 percent of those injured later suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can interfere with their daily functioning, according to the first book that comprehensively examines the psychological effect of motor vehicle accidents on the survivors of a crash. Car accidents are also the most frequent kind of trauma experienced by men and the second most frequent trauma experienced by women. The statistics for New Zealand and many other countries are similar, almost without a day going by that somebody has not been seriously injured or killed in an automobile accident. Many car crashes are actually caused by fatigue, and not alcohol. A recent car crash claimed the life of three people in Christchurch with the driver admitting that he was fatigued, jet lagged and stressed. He was only travelling at 40 klm per hour when he fell asleep at the wheel.
 The authors of After The Crash: Assessment and Treatment of Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors, Edward B. Blanchard, Ph.D. and Edward J. Hickling, Psy.D., have suggested that almost half of those in car crashes are at a noticeable risk of developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The book analyses the current research on PTSD, including the experiences and symptoms of survivors of auto accidents. In their book, the psychologists discussed some of the factors that increased the risk of developing PTSD, which included a fear of dying in an accident, waiting for a court decision and the seriousness of the injury.
 
It is easy to identify external injuries caused by car accidents, such as broken bones, bruises and lacerations. However, it is not as simple to identify psychological damage that often results from auto accidents. Researchers have discovered that car accident victims are at a high risk of developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms.
Not only are there many millions of people physically injured every year in auto accidents causing serious injuries, many often develop psychological problems. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can severely impact someone’s life following a car accident and the symptoms can last for years, even a lifetime. PTSD has been defined as “an intense emotional and psychological response to an event, either recent or in the past, that was very disturbing or stressful (traumatic).” It usually follows a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, assault or accident.
 Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder include difficulty with concentration, irritability and insomnia. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder affects not only the victim, as he or she relives the event in their mind, avoids reminders of the accident and becomes detached from loved ones, it can also affect the family. Some families find it difficult to cope with the symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and may find it hard to understand what their loved one is going through. This disorder can interfere with the victim’s daily life. Automobile accident victims experiencing PTSD often are too afraid to drive or ride in the car because it brings back too many memories of the car accident.
 
After a car accident, you should be evaluated for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder if you begin experiencing any of the symptoms. The medical treatment for PTSD usually includes counseling and medication, such as antidepressants, sleeping pills and perhaps anti-anxiety medication. Do you have PTSD? In some instances, it may be necessary to have medical treatment, but in other cases excellent results can be obtained with Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal Fatigue Program. You may want to talk to a doctor or naturopath who has experience with Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal fatigue Program.
 

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