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Long-term health effects of a traumatic brain injury

On Behalf of | Mar 6, 2023 | Personal Injury |

One of the consequences of being in an accident and hitting your head can be a traumatic brain injury. It can happen at any time and in an instant but the consequences can be long-lasting and life-changing.

The symptoms of a head injury will usually subside within a few days or so but this isn’t always the case when the trauma was severe. It can change the way you act, think and behave. People who experience this type of injury can find that it also impacts their health in other ways.

It can cause anxiety and depression

There are two primary reasons for this.

The changes in the brain due to the damage experienced can cause feelings of anxiety and depression. It can impact your relationships with the people around you if your personality is altered as a result of the trauma. This can feel isolating and difficult to accept.

Anxiety and depression is also a symptom of the life changes that come with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The things you used to enjoy may no longer be of interest to you or you may feel like you’ve lost the enjoyment of life you used to have.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Those who have experienced a traumatic, life-altering event, such as a catastrophic car accident may experience flashbacks and a horrifying, incapacitating fear of going about their daily lives. This is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A TBI may also result in post-concussion syndrome. It can alter your thinking and behavior, which can make life very challenging. Common symptoms include panic attacks, feeling overwhelmed, and lightheadedness. This is partially due to the difficulty in distinguishing real threats from perceived danger.

A TBI caused by a car accident can be devastating and leave you with a lot of anger towards the negligence of the other driver. Did you know that Nevada has a Statute of Limitations and that if you were in an accident or injured in the last two years you could be compensated? Seeking a damages payment can help give you the justice you want and the time you need to recover.