Motor Vehicle Accident Psychology

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Psychological Treatment After A Motor Accident 

In any one year over 600,000 motor vehicle accidents occur, from major fatalities, to minor collisions.

When facing a dangerous threat, the body has three options

  • Fight
  • Flight
  • or freeze

In order to carry out these, the nervous system becomes aroused and ready to do whatever it takes to keep you alive.

Car Accident Motor Vehicle

People involved in even a minor accident may find that they experience anxiety and trouble sleeping as well as other symptoms related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

No two people will respond to the trauma of a car accident in the same way.  Some people appear to have the ability to shake it off and recover quickly. Others struggle with symptoms both consciously and unconsciously.

Trauma symptoms can be caused by any stressful event that that you are unprepared for and unable to stop.  These symptoms can occur in a traumatic situation like a motor accident.  The problem arises, when the nervous system is unable to release that arousal and bring things back to normal.

Some people find that they experience flash back memories of the accident.  This may be triggered by circumstances that link memories to the car accident.  The colour of the other car involved, the place where it happened; other vehicles involved; and even being in any car. All these triggers can cause the memories of the motor accident to be relived again and again.

With the help of a qualified professional, you can move on and overcome the traumatic event. Margaret McDonald has over 30 years’ experience helping people understand and resolve trauma that has happened in their lives.

Margaret has worked with many CTP providers, helping their customers recover from an accident in a positive, life enriching manner.  To make an appointment to see Margaret, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 3862 8833 or email

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