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Car accident rehabilitation

Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying and traumatic experience, whether you were physically involved or you were watching from the sidelines. The aftereffects of such an event should not be underestimated. People involved in car accidents can often suffer from post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and the trauma could also lead to developing a phobia of driving.

This is why it's important to treat both the physical and the mental injuries that take place during a car accident. Those who have suffered from traumatic experiences like this can find it beneficial to go to a specialized treatment for auto-related trauma. There are clinics that are specialized in giving this type of care.

The types of treatment that you can receive vary from patient to patient, based on the experiences that you went through and the reactions that you had to the experience. Common approaches include:

  1. Interpersonal therapy, where patients focus on realigning themselves into every day life
  2. Cognitive behavioral therapy, where patients analyze their thought processes and learn to intercept unhealthy ones
  3. Intensive family therapy, where groups come together to talk, process, and heal

Other forms of car accident rehabilitation include psychodrama, art therapy, journaling and hypnosis. Many different methods for healing have been proven to be successful for patients recovering from post-traumatic stress.

It is often possible to have rehabilitation covered through claims made against the at-fault driver. It is important to look into the options you have to make a claim against the at-fault driver so that you can receive claims to help you recover.

Source: The refuge, "When you should seek rehab," accessed Oct. 27, 2017

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