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Brain injuries may lead to mental health disorders

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2022 | Catastrophic Personal Injury |

The brain is one of the most sensitive organs in the human body, and any damage to it may permanently affect victims. Head injuries are among the most common injuries following an accident. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the possible after-effects, which may take months or years to develop.

Extensive studies have proven a close relationship between brain injury victims and the development of psychiatric disorders among them. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury to the brain, read on to find out more about the mental disorders they may be predisposed to.

Common mental disorders among head injury victims

The brain is a complex wiring of nerves with various neurological functions. The mental disorder a head injury victim is likely to develop depends on the affected region of the brain. Some of these conditions include:

  •       Depression
  •       Personality changes
  •       Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  •       Increased aggression

Your quality of life will be affected

Living with some of these conditions means being on a lifetime of medication. Additionally, some mental disorders may negatively affect your relationship with family or friends. For instance, people will tend to avoid you if you display aggressive behavior.

As a result, your work and social life may grind to a halt. Life can get hard if you don’t have a job to rely on, yet you have medical bills and other living expenses to pay.

Getting justice

Was your initial injury a result of another person’s negligence? Then you ought to hold them accountable not just for the treatment of physical injuries but also for the unseen effects such as these mental disorders. Adequate compensation will provide you with a soft landing in terms of receiving treatment and getting the sitaution in order before embarking on a new lease of life.