PTSD after an accident can be life-altering.

Airbags face deploy at over 200 mph at 170+ decibels.A gun shot by comparison is about 160 decibels.

According to the Mayo Clinic the classic symptoms of PTSD include: intrusive memories, avoidance, emotional numbing, anxiety, and increased emotional arousal.

1. “How Does Your Car’s Airbag System Work,” (2/6/2013)    2. (2/6/2013

A cognitive model of post-traumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 

Case Example

Philip, a 60-year-old who was in a traffic accident

This case study from the European Journal of Psychotraumatology details an assisted self-study application of cognitive therapy for PTSD. Philip developed PTSD and comorbid major depression following a traffic accident. He was treated in six sessions of cognitive therapy with self-study modules completed in between sessions. Read more about Philip at the tab below…