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PTSD can be disabling

Those who are injured in a workplace accident can suffer from physical injuries that change the rest of their lives. The traumatic nature of many worksite disasters has the potential to result in psychological injuries, as well. Iowa residents who are involved in serious accidents may find themselves dealing with the emotional repercussions long after their physical wounds have healed.

Catastrophic accidents often result in post-traumatic stress disorder – a psychological condition that can affect nearly every aspect of a sufferer’s life and become emotionally as well as physically disabling. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the symptoms of PTSD may include frequent nightmares, panic attacks and difficulty coping with the pressures of work or school. Those suffering from PTSD may experience episodes of intense fear when faced with triggering situations that remind them of the incident, and they can later develop feelings of guilt about surviving the accident if others died.

The experiences of a 19-year-old man from Miami, Florida, who survived the recent collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction, may point to PTSD. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the college student is suffering from nearly constant anxiety attacks and flashbacks after being trapped in a vehicle with a friend, who was killed in the accident. His symptoms have forced him to quit many of his classes as he attempts to cope with the memories, as well as numerous physical injuries.

PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental complications following an accident may require years of therapy and affect a person’s ability to work and perform daily activities.

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