Our expert says:
It's actually quite easy to understand why you are now experiencing this over-reaction to your very frightening experience. It's probably a variety of an Acute Stress Reaction. Most of us get through various amounts of life feeling convinced that we are immortal, and that death and disaster only happens to Other People. Then, after an experience like yours, when suddenly and unexpectedly, something happens which brings one to the brink of death, that comforting illusion of immortality and perfect safety, is shattered. Often, we over-react in the opposite direction, now feeling that the world is a constantly dangerous pace, filled with nothing but risks, and feeling doomed to further disaster,
This is where counselling can be very helpful to get things back into perspective --- to recognize that while the world might not be as totally safe as you once thought, it's nowhere near as perilous as it now feels to you.
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