Panic Attacks


Panic attacks can occur after a car accident due to the stress level accidents can cause. Car accidents can be loud and traumatic to a driver and that can cause a person to have a panic attack or start to get panic attacks.

Symptoms of Panic Attacks after a Car Accident

  • Trouble getting back into a car
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Irritability

How Panic Attacks Can Affect your Life

Panic attacks can affect your life after a car accident by not being able to ride in a car. Some people will get flashbacks of the accident and have a panic attack days or weeks after the accident occurred. While others will get a panic attack as soon as the accident happens.

How Long is Recovery?

There is no set recovery from panic attacks due to them being uncontrollable.  When a person has a panic attack, it will take a few minutes for them to settle down and be able to function normally again.

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