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The Mental and Physical Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBIs Are More Than Just a Brain Injury

Whether they occur from a motor vehicle accident, sports injury, or other unexpected act, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have devastating effects on your overall health and wellbeing. In some cases, they may even cause permanent disabilities, an issue that affects about 2% of the United States population.

Although many people understand the significance of treating even mild brain injuries with care, the implications on both mental and physical health are often overlooked. Here are some common ways in which traumatic brain injuries affect you.

How TBIs Affect Your Mental Health

When diagnosing a TBI, doctors will often consider whether any mood disorders like anxiety and depression or personality changes have arisen since the blow or jolt occurred. These can often provide insight into not only where in your brain the trauma is most significant but also the most appropriate course of treatment. Other mental effects that may be experienced include:

  • Mood swings and emotional outbursts
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Speech or language issues
  • Memory loss
  • Physical or verbal aggression
  • Reduced libido

Physical Effects of TBIs

The brain controls every aspect of your body’s functioning; when it’s damaged, your motor skills can be greatly impacted. Not only that, but everyday functions like sleep, continence, and even swallowing can be inhibited. According to Medline, physical signs of a TBI may also include:

  • Seizures
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and persistent vomiting
  • Paralysis

In some cases, physical therapy may be required in order to fully heal from these effects.

Our Texas Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here For You

The team at Law Offices Of Vic Feazell, P.C. understands how serious a traumatic brain injury can be and aims to help you seek financial compensation against the individual(s) who caused it. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, you can have peace of mind in knowing someone is advocating for your rights. Call (254) 938-6885 to get in touch with a member of our team today.

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