Learn about the causes of Accident Trauma & find a practitioner in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to help you overcome Accident Trauma within New Zealand.
Accident trauma is a term which encompasses any serious injury or shock to the body resulting from an accident.
What can potentially cause an accident is a never-ending list but the common causes of accident fatalities include:
While not all accidents prove fatal, many people continue to feel the effects of an accident for many months or years after the event has taken place. Problems can be physical and psychological.
An accident can cause traumatic physical and psychological injuries and
therefore the symptoms can vary and range from mild to severe.
Common physical traumas include broken bones, burns, scalds, bruising, cuts and haemorrhaging. Psychological trauma can include amnesia which is immediate or PTSD, anxiety and depression which usually develop some time after the accident has taken place. These problems can all affect a person's ability to overcome the trauma of an accident and lead a normal life.
Diagnosis of accident trauma
In the event of an accident you should seek immediate medical attention to assess for any serious damage. If you find you're experiencing psychological difficulties after an accident then visit your GP who will check for any underlying problems. You may be referred to a mental health specialist for accident trauma such as a counsellor.