One of the most underestimated and neglected effects of a motor vehicle accident is posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD, an anxiety- related condition that can severely limit a person’s recovery after being involved in an auto accident.
Several American organizations including veterans’ organizations are marking June 27 as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day. The day is being commemorated to make more people aware about the disorder and its effects on a person’s ability to lead a normal life after experiencing a traumatic life event.
Posttraumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that emerges after a person has suffered a terrifying or life-threatening event like a natural disaster, terrorist attack, and even an auto accident. The condition may arise if a person has undergone a terrifying event in which his or her very life or physical wellbeing is threatened or at risk.