How do traumatic brain injuries affect you mentally?

| Sep 30, 2019 | Firm News |

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have a way of affecting every aspect of a victim’s life. While physical side effects tend to be talked about the most, Sarkisian Personal Injury Lawyers will discuss the potential mental and emotional effects that you may suffer from. 

TBIs can affect your mental and emotional state as well as your physical capabilities. It all depends on what area of the brain was injured. Many sufferers of TBIs can experience abrupt shifts in mood, an increased temper and/or a harder time controlling their anger, and more difficulty curbing their impulses. 

Some people end up developing mental health conditions, or experience new or worsened symptoms for pre-existing ones. For example, it is not uncommon for a TBI victim to experience bouts of strong depression. Some also deal with anxiety, while others may develop PTSD or similar issues due to the trauma of the incident itself. 

Finally, many people with TBIs will feel great amounts of frustration toward themselves. This is especially true if they can tell that they have changed or if they are having a particularly difficult time with their memory. This frustration can cause them to lash out at themselves or others, partially because they may be lacking some of their capability to restrain themselves. 

It is important for sufferers of TBI’s to understand that brain injuries can impact every area of a victim’s lifeConsider visiting our linked web page here to learn more about coping with the changes brought on by TBIs, as well as possible options for seeking compensation.