Regardless of how serious they are, automobile accidents can cause long-term psychological problems for drivers or passengers involved. At Synergy Health Partners, our clinical psychologist can provide guidance after an auto accident. While some people may laugh off a minor fender-bender, others find the event extremely terrifying and unshakeable. They may experience free-floating fear, phobias, and anxiety for weeks or months following the accident. Perhaps they avoid riding in cars or feel agitated just watching cars drive by. Unless addressed therapeutically, anxiety can become chronic and may evolve into depression as the person begins to think they will never feel normal again.
While it is normal to feel upset and anxious after an auto accident, depression and driving anxiety that does not go away needs to be addressed by a qualified mental health professional. If you or someone you know has been in a car accident and is having difficulty comping emotionally with the accident, immediate professional counseling is available at Synergy Health Partners. Contact us today to learn more about counseling.