Have you suffered a head injury causing depression and anxiety? You are not alone – many people who have a head injury experience all kinds of physical and emotional effects stemming from that incident. Even if you recover well physically, you may feel depressed and anxious for some time afterwards.
It’s easy to become depressed if your life has changed significantly following a head injury. Depending on whether there was an underlying brain injury, you may be different from how you were before. You may be frustrated at not being able to work. Perhaps you cannot do all the things you did without even thinking about it before. Maybe you cannot see what the future holds. It can be a frightening time, so the presence of possible anxiety is easy to understand, too.
More information about a head injury causing depression and anxiety
If you feel depressed or anxious following a head injury, do speak to your doctor or another care provider as soon as you can. There is no need to suffer alone. There are treatments that can be given, and counselling may also help you feel more confident and settled about your situation. Coming to terms with a serious head injury takes time, but reaching out for help can speed up the process of getting better.
You may also want to find out more online and from other sources if someone you know has suffered a head injury. The injury can impact lots of people who know the affected person, as well as the injured person themselves.
Considering whether to claim for compensation
Every day, people with head injuries call us to see whether they could claim compensation for what happened to them. For this to be a possibility, one of our lawyers must be able to amass enough proof of negligence to support that claim.
It’s easier than you might think to see if this applies in your case. You need only call us on 0800 689 0500 to reach the Accident Advice Helpline team. This free enquiry line is available to you when you use a landline to get in touch. If you’d rather call from your mobile, or you only have access to a mobile phone, call 0333 500 0993 to reach the same helpful and experienced team members. If you’ve had a head injury causing depression and anxiety, please do speak to one of our friendly advisors now.