While it is unclear whether traumatic brain injuries directly cause post-traumatic stress disorder, the correlation is undeniable. This is likely due to the stressful and frightening nature of events that cause serious head injuries. In order to make a successful recovery, it is important to
TBIs and PTSD can manifest themselves in many identifiable ways. However, because TBIs and PTSD have overlapping symptoms that can develop and change over time, it can be difficult to understand exactly what’s happening to your body and brain after a serious injury. In addition to immediate physical pain, you may experience some potentially destructive symptoms.
Common signs of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Emotional symptoms such as uncharacteristic anger, irritation, sadness, or anxiety
- Persistent sleepiness and mental sluggishness
- Diminished capacity for problem-solving and decision-making
- Confusion, disorientation, or impaired focus
- Changes in sexual behavior
- Blurred vision
- Heightened sensitivity to light, sound, and minor distractions
Traumatic brain injuries stem from the physical damage sustained in your accident, and they directly inhibit your ability to perform normal tasks. While PTSD develops as a result of the psychological trauma experienced during your accident, its symptoms also have the potential to destructively interfere with your daily life. Common signs of PTSD can include:
- Difficulty sleeping or relaxing
- Avoidance of people, places, or things that remind you of your accident
- Intense reactions to reminders of your accident
- Nightmares and flashbacks
- Anger and irritability
At the Law Offices of Dan Davis, we understand that recovery from a traumatic accident can be a long, expensive journey involving physical treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, and other costly (but necessary) remedies. If you have been in a car crash, workplace injury, or other traumatic accident and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t suffer in silence. Our Oklahoma City brain injury attorneys are prepared to help you pursue damages for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, in order to help you make a full recovery.
Call us today at (405) 531-9983 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation.