Living as a human being in our world exposes us to many events that have the potential to cause trauma. The traumatic stimulus can be actual or threatened injury or death to self or others. One of the many stimuli for traumas that, unfortunately, befall many people are auto accidents, some of which are severe and cost life, limb, and livelihood.

For the past 15+ years, I have subspecialized in psychological care of people traumatized by severe car accidents. Initially in this work, I focused exclusively on the psychological dimension of the trauma, working with the criteria of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as identified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Many of the people I treated with trauma-focused psychotherapy, however, presented with neurological sequelae such as cognitive difficulties, memory problems, chronic headaches, and fatigue.

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