For over fifteen years, I have subspecialized in an area of trauma psychology dealing with surviving car accidents. No one wants to think about what is involved for the hundreds of thousands of people who each year survive car accidents in the United States, and indeed many millions worldwide. In doing research for my forthcoming book, I discovered we are talking about the 40,000-death range year after year and survivors in the estimated fifty million range. When it comes to car accidents, we are talking about a yearly worldwide pandemic—but public health officials have yet to find effective preventive measures to level the curve.
Car accident survivors often deal with depression, anxiety, driving phobias, posttraumatic stress disorders, orthopedic injuries that require ongoing medical procedures, and often most disabling of all, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
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