It is normal to experience a range of sometimes very unpleasant symptoms such as the following in the two weeks following the incident. Often these symptoms reduce and then go away on their own. Occasionally, these symptoms can remain or get worse. This can be very frightening.
If symptoms do not reduce or resolve after a month – it is possible you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD.
It is important that you are able to gain access to a speedy psychological assessment and treatment to resolve the condition. Even if your symptoms have been present for many months or even years, treatment is available.
In our experience many people put off seeking professional help because they feel silly or weak. This is not the case. PTSD develops as a result of neuropsychological and hormonal assaults on the system. These symptoms are caused by the trauma. PTSD is frequently overlooked or misdiagnosed as another mental health condition.