The Law Offices of Fredrick J. Sette Announce New WebsiteWritten by Sara Goldstein
Sacramento personal injury attorney, Fredrick J. Sette recently released a completely redesigned new website located at http://www.settelawoffice.com. The website features an attorney profile detailing Mr. Sette’s background and expertise. It also includes each of personal injury practice areas that he provides in Sacramento area. These practice areas include automobile accidents, rollovers and defective seatbelts, motorcycle accidents, trucking/big rig accidents, bicycle accidents, boating/personal water craft accidents, dog bites/animal attacks, malfunctioning equipment, medical devices, or consumer goods, product liability, work related accidents & injuries, insurance bad faith disputes, uninsured/under-insured claims, accidents or injuries as a result of unsafe premises, brain & head injury cases, auto accidents involving a drunk driver, construction accidents and wrongful death, including death caused by automobile, train, boat, planes, tobacco, chemicals, construction accidents, medical negligence, etc.
Car Accident Article: Car Accidents & Post Traumatic Stress DisorderWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
There has been recent debate in 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 accepts 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 in brain. Medication should be 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 and 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 on 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 in 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 for car that always seems to be on 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 rival intense stress of a veteran returning from horrors of war. Perhaps I was stressed and absorbed by my experience, but I certainly never needed medication.