Suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) takes a toll on both the physical and mental wellbeing of patients.
Statistics show that TBIs can lead to mental health issues among one in five patients. A study supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke cites that TBI could increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder or depression.
Experts also learned that mental health disorders were still arising three to six months following the initial injury. Even mild brain injuries apparently have a long-term effect on a patient’s mood and can lead to changes in behavior.
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