Retro Cat wrote:
Was involved in a road traffic accident last night thus missing out on my dream job interview today - is this why I'm feeling very low or is it 'shock'
What is shock anyway? And can it be dealt with?
I need cheering up
Feeling down after that incident sounds more like some sort of after-effect of adrenalin kicking in, a sort of mild PTSD if you will. Were you actually injured in said accident?
"Shock" as I was taught it on a First Aid course is the body's immediate reaction to injury/trauma and often stems from major blood loss. Symptoms include shallow breathing, nausea, elevated pulse, reduction in body temperature. Essentially the body tries to go into "standby mode" to conserve its resources.
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