Emotional Symptoms of a Brain Injury

When a person is in a catastrophic accident, doctors must address the physical injuries first. That makes sense, of course, but what many physicians and family members fail to address later are the emotional injuries. People who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) often face serious emotional issues.

At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco attorneys help TBI victims and their families seek compensation. Our attorneys understand that TBI can cause serious physical and emotional symptoms. The effects of the emotional symptoms of brain injuries on victims and their families can be significant and may permanently change their lives. For legal assistance, please call (415) 433-4440 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco brain injury lawyer.

How Emotional and Behavioral Problems Affect Victims

All types of brain injury can cause cognitive and emotional difficulties. People who suffer a mild TBI may retain most of their cognitive abilities and initially appear to have few problems. However, in many cases, emotional symptoms are not apparent until weeks or months after the initial trauma. Often, family and friends are the first to notice symptoms such as:

  • Mood disorders
  • Personality changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Withdrawal from social interaction
  • Trouble with anger management
  • Aggression

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), additional behavioral issues may include becoming easily frustrated, having mood swings, losing interest in activities and experiencing socially inappropriate crying or laughing episodes. These emotional and behavioral issues often make it difficult to maintain family, friend and work relationships.

TBI victims often need compensation for specialized mental health care, living expenses and lost income because of their emotional and behavioral difficulties. We work hard to recover the damages clients need to move on with their lives after a brain injury.

Emotional Symptoms of Brain Injuries in Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo & San Francisco

To schedule a free initial consultation, please call (415) 433-4440 today.

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