A motor vehicle accident can cause your life to change in a flash, and yet dealing with the aftermath can take years. This is where Road to Recovery: After your Car Accident can help. Written by psychiatrist Larry Matrick, the book serves as a guide to help accident victims cope with the stress of the medical and legal processes ahead. It can be used as a reference to help navigate the difficult web of overwhelming forms, treatments, appointments with consultants, insurance adjusters, meetings with lawyers, therapists, doctors and the list goes on. Doctor Matrick also addresses the personal aspects of one's life that have been affected by their injuries - anxieties, sleep disorder, relationships, etc. as the author uses his own expertise and a series of case studies to describe some of the psychological difficulties that trauma can have on a accident victim. Ultimately, Road to Recovery: After your Car Accident aims to provide the reader with hope, peace of mind and optimism, leading them down the road to a better future.
Dr. Lawrence E. Matrick grew up in Winnipeg and later received his degree in Medicine from the Manitoba Medical College. After moving to Vancouver with his wife he worked at the Provincial Mental Hospital at Riverview for one year as a resident in psychiatry. He continued his studies in psychiatry in London, England and received his British degrees in Psychiatry, and later accomplished his Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians, Canada. As an Assistant Professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia he taught medical students and supervised psychiatric residents at the Vancouver General Hospital while running a full time private practice in Vancouver for almost 50 years.