Psychological Injury Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona
What is a Psychological Injury?
A psychological injury is a form of emotional trauma in which a person's psyche is damaged. This trauma may lead to anxiety disorders. These anxiety disorders include General Anxiety Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Psychological Injury Symptoms
The following are symptoms that represent both the physical and emotional components of psychological trauma:
- Racing heartbeat
- Muscle tension
- Social withdrawal
- Difficulty concentrating
Causes of Psychological Injury
Typically, there are at least a few reasons why some situations promote emotional trauma. Some of these reasons may include the following:
- They were unexpected or unanticipated.
- The person was unable to keep the event from taking place.
- The person found the circumstances unmanageable.
Furthermore, emotional trauma can arise from ordinary events. These commonplace events include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Car accidents
- Death of a loved one
- Extremely disheartening incidents
- Finding out about a life-threatening disease
- Undergoing an amputation
- Becoming paralyzed
- Natural disasters
- Physical assaults/abuse (i.e. rape, molestation, domestic abuse, or incest)
Psychological Injury Consequences
When a person has a psychological injury, it may impair many aspects of that individual's life. Unfortunately, if a person with a psychological injury does not seek medical help, his or her phobias and anxieties may linger for many years. For instance, a person who witnessed a serious car accident and experienced the loss of a loved one may be extremely petrified to drive several months after the accident. If this person continues to go without medical and psychological help, the physical and emotional symptoms listed above will occur and potentially become worse.
Treatment for a Psychological Injury
Treatment begins by addressing some of the behavioral issues associated with a psychological injury. Stress reduction techniques are used in order to help a person prevent a full-scale attack of stress symptoms. One such stress reduction technique is the simple method of breathing into a bag for treating hyperventilation. Additionally, psychotherapy has proven to be beneficial for people in many cases; however, in most instances, there is no need for comprehensive psychotherapy as most people, with a little help, are able to overcome their psychological trauma. If necessary, anti-anxiety medications may be prescribed.
If you or a loved one has experienced a psychological injury, please contact our Psychological Injury Lawyers for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our lawyers not only work on psychological injury cases but in other personal injury areas, as well as criminal defense and DUI, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, and product and premises liability, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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