The Emotions And Effects Of Crashing Into Psychology

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Crashing into Psychology
Have you ever experienced trauma, or even just a small accident? Have the emotions and effects been so overwhelming that you don’t know how to cope with them? When I was 18 years old and a senior in high school, I was in a very bad car accident. My accident caused me to not be able to control my emotions and make everyday life very hard to handle. I didn’t know who to talk to or what to think of what had just happened. The thoughts that go through your mind after experiencing trauma is remarkable. During the accident I had lost control of my car and hit a bridge, after hitting the bridge my car had flipped and dropped 15 feet down into a river. Following the accident, I have experienced night terrors, insomnia, and
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After being in a car accident a year ago, I have always wondered what was going through my mind during and after the crash. Since I have enrolled in this psychology class it has made me take a deeper look into what I was thinking and feeling at the time of the accident. Psychology is important to me because it has made me think more about why things happen and thought processes the human brain goes through to get certain …show more content…
Night terrors are mostly presented in children but can show symptoms later in life when a traumatic experience occurs. Night terrors happen during deep non-REM sleep; unlike nightmares. A night terror is not technically classified as a dream unlike a regular nightmare. Night terrors are more of a sudden reaction of fear. These mostly occur during the transition from one sleep phase to

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