Cognitive Symptoms Of Brain Injury
The most difficult part of dealing with a brain injury is identifying it properly. Sometimes a head injury can disguise itself as something else, particularly when there was no obvious wound to the head, no blood and no unconsciousness. Symptoms can show up days, weeks, months or even years after the injury occurred.
Car accidents, work-related accidents and falls can cause long-term damage and profound changes in behavior and personality. Knowing some of the cognitive symptoms of a brain injury — symptoms that relate to thinking and functioning — can be extremely helpful. These include:
- Confusion or disorientation
- Difficulty concentrating or staying on task
- Memory loss
- Post-traumatic symptoms like anxiety, panic, sleep problems and hypervigilance
- Changes in speech or communication
Emotional symptoms can accompany cognitive problems. It is common for people with brain injuries to experience depression, anxiety or unusual shifts in mood.
Talk To An Attorney Who Truly Understands These Complex Cases
If you think you have a brain injury case because someone else’s negligence caused the problem, you need to take action. You should talk to a lawyer who can protect your legal rights and you should talk to a medical specialist who can treat your condition.
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