Ms D, 53, was injured in a car accident ten years before her trial. A psychologist that her lawyer referred her to a year before her trial diagnosed her with: major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe driving & other anxiety & severe & constant chronic pain. Continue reading
Many people suffer from anxiety when driving after their car accident. Often their physicians prescribe medication & psychotherapy.
An article on May 18, 2017 in Medscape Psychiatry reviewed the scientific literature on whether certain foods can also be beneficial in lowering people’s level of anxiety. Continue reading
Many people injured in car accidents have difficulty sleeping due to pain. New research suggests that even mildly insufficient sleep duration can have an adverse effect on people. Continue reading
Many injured people suffer a great deal of psychological stress after their accident. They are often on tight budgets because they are unable to work. Thus they may buy less fruits & vegetables to reduce their grocery bills.
A recent large study involving more than 60,000 Australian participants showed that injured people may unknowingly increase their risk of suffering from post-accident mental stress by eating less fruits & vegetables.
The study also found a surprising difference between men & women. Continue reading
Many people injured in vehicle accidents develop depression. Sometimes this is so severe that a physician or psychologist diagnoses the patient as having “clinical depression”. Often this is a result of people realising that their recovery will not be as rapid as they had hoped.
A recent study showed that if people follow a very healthy diet they may be able to:
- lower their risk of developing clinical depression or
- recover from their clinical depression more quickly.