Car Accident Article: Car Accidents & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Written by Anna Henningsgaard

There has been recent debate inrepparttar medical community about defining and prescribing medication for such “disorders” as social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder. American society is plagued by self-induced stress. Should this be something we pop pills for? Retrospectively, society acceptsrepparttar 149313 unhealthiness of prior forms of medicated stress relief. It is generally accepted that smoking, for example, causes more problems than it relieves. Why does America swallow anti-anxiety medication so freely, without worrying about harmful side effects? These are powerful drugs that target chemicals inrepparttar 149314 brain. Medication should berepparttar 149315 last resort in any anti-anxiety therapy. First, people who suffer anxiety should be proactive and try to resolve their concerns.

One example of a disorder that is suddenly widely prescribed is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD was first recognized as a serious problem among veterans returning from war. These men suffered cold sweats, panic attacks, nightmares, and compulsive behavior as a result of near death experiences andrepparttar 149316 mental anguish of war. Some doctors are now claiming that this same level of shock is regularly induced in car accidents, they cite numbers as high as 9% of car accident victims suffer “significant post-traumatic stress symptoms”.

A few years ago, I was in a rather serious car accident, and I experienced symptoms like these medical journals described. I would often upset myself by dwelling onrepparttar 149317 accident. I displayed obsessive behavior in that I avoided left turns wherever possible, even on deserted streets. I could not manage this out on country roads, but inrepparttar 149318 city grid I was careful to take three right turns instead of making just one left. Riding in a car that slams on its breaks still causes me to spin around and look behind forrepparttar 149319 car that always seems to be onrepparttar 149320 verge of collision. Was this Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? As annoying as these symptoms were, I find it would take a rather presumptuous hypochondriac to insist that these small neuroses could rivalrepparttar 149321 intense stress of a veteran returning fromrepparttar 149322 horrors of war. Perhaps I was stressed and absorbed by my experience, but I certainly never needed medication.

Baycol Lawsuit Lawyer: Baycol Side Effects Litigation

Written by Anna Henningsgaard

The German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG announced in August of 2001 a voluntary withdrawal of its drug Baycol (cerivastatin) fromrepparttar US and European markets. Over 31 people have died while takingrepparttar 149312 drug. They perish of severe muscle breakdown, a rare condition that has been associated with cholesterol-lowering drugs like Baycol. Many ofrepparttar 149313 people to die while using Baycol were also using gemfibrozil, despite warnings aboutrepparttar 149314 danger of mixingrepparttar 149315 two.

Drug recalls are relatively rare, representing less than 3% of drugs that are released intorepparttar 149316 market. The FDA supported this voluntary recall. Baycol has been used worldwide by over 6 million people, and it will remain onrepparttar 149317 market in Japan where gemfibrozil is unavailable.

Since statins (cholesteral-lowering drugs) were introduced inrepparttar 149318 marketplace many physicians noted that patients experienced muscle spasms and pain. In this case ofrepparttar 149319 Baycol tragedies, this muscle soreness progressed to a full-scale breakdown, a condition called rhabdomyolysis. As this muscle tissue breaks down it releases toxic proteins intorepparttar 149320 bloodstream. When this tainted blood reachesrepparttar 149321 internal organs it causes kidney failure. Nearly all ofrepparttar 149322 Baycol deaths were caused by kidney failure.

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