How do traumatic brain injuries change your life?

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2020 | Social Security Disability

Pennsylvania residents with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) face many life changes. A victim often takes years to return to what they feel is “normal”. Often, there is no full recovery to the point a victim was at before their accident. 

TBIs affect the victim in many different ways. Often, these effects change based on the location and severity of the injury. In some cases, the impact is physical. For example, damage to the brain may also damage the senses. Victims may experience a sensation of dulled hearing or tinnitus. They may have blurred or starry vision that they cannot clear. If the injury resulted in nerve damage, this may cause the victim to feel numbness or pain as well. 

TBI victims suffer from mental repercussions. Many suffer from some form of memory loss. Short term memory loss is not uncommon. Other victims suffer from long term memory damage. This inspires frustration and depression in victims. It is not uncommon for victims to also experience anxiety. Post-traumatic stress disorder may surface as well. 

Finally, TBI victims can experience changes in their personality. Many victims suffer from lowered inhibitions due to damage in the frontal lobe. This leads to a tendency of easy anger, irritation and lashing out at others. 

Are you curious to read more about social security disability information? If so, take a look at the web page linked here. It discusses social security benefits for injuries. You can read more about what injuries social security disability covers. You can also take a look into the differences between long and short term disability coverage. 

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