A car accident, or any type of traumatic accident, can lead to a condition such as acute anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A recent study shows that playing just 20 minutes of Tetris – a video game that was originally released in 1985 – can prevent the painful, intrusive memories that can follow trauma. Although the study was small, researchers believe that the results justify additional exploration.
Since traumatic memories are highly sensory, they can become associated with certain sounds or odors. The bright colors, repetitive movement, and immersive experience of Tetris can prevent graphic recollections from forming when played shortly after an accident.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury, acute anxiety disorder, or PTSD after a car accident or other accident, contact the New Jersey car accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP at 732-777-0100, or contact us online for a free consultation. We will fight to obtain financial compensation for suffering and injuries sustained because of a car accident. Our offices are centrally located in Red Bank, Toms River, and Edison, and we serve clients throughout New Jersey.