Had a car accident?
Having a hard time getting back to the steering wheel?
Motor vehicle accidents can shake a person’s sense of safety even when there are no physical injuries involved. When you find yourself having a hard time getting behind a steering wheel again after an accident, you might have developed PTSD and you need to be reassured that you are not alone. You need to take good care of yourself physically and emotionally.
If you have had a car accident and find it difficult to get back behind the steering wheel, and/or experience flashbacks, pain, anxiety, and other mental, physical, and emotional changes, you might have the symptoms of PTSD-MVA (post-traumatic stress disorder from a motor vehicle accident).
You need not have been physically injured in the accident to develop PTSD-MVA. A car accident can shake your sense of safety at a primal level. If this is your case, you need to seek help and support to bounce back and reestablish your sense of safety and control.
You might have nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks, and other symptoms.
You can talk to your family doctor about your anxiety related to driving.
Call me for support.