Anxiety & Stress After Brain Injury
The effects of a traumatic brain injury may not always be visible from the first sight. Anxiety, stress, and other emotional issues may develop over time, bringing difficulties to your everyday life.
The stimulation of workplace achievement is thrilling, and it is proven to have substantial positive impacts on our social identity and self-esteem (ADAA). However, stress often latches onto achievement in the form of ceaseless deadlines, incrementally high-performance expectations, and competition pressure. The proverbial swinging pendulum accurately demonstrates how quickly repetitious stress morphs into constant anxiety. This is especially true for someone that has acquired a brain injury following a traumatic event.
The American Psychological Association (APA) lists anxiety symptoms as body tension, panic, restlessness, and a sense of impending doom. Recurrent stressful states, such as those presented in the workplace, often allow anxiety to dominate most hours that comprise the week. Unfortunately, the positive correlation between stress and anxiety yield probable results for developing more permanent anxiety disorders.
Disorders such as social phobia, public speaking anxiety, and generalized anxiety manifest themselves in victims by causing feelings of humiliation, shortness of breath, and dizziness (APA). Although we tend to dismiss our ailments as petty and temporary, the impacts are both psychologically lasting and harmful to workplace productivity. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America asserts that people are likely to turn down promotions or opportunities to travel for work due to stress that could be caused by a traumatic brain injury. Anxiety also causes people to avoid healthy and basic socialization like staff meetings and fun work gatherings (ADAA).
How A Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You
If you’ve sustained a brain injury because of an accident that was caused by someone else, you may want to contact a brain injury lawyer. While we cannot change what has happened to you, we can help you to obtain compensation for the proper medical care you deserve now and in the future. Contact our office to discuss your situation with an experienced Virginia brain injury lawyer. You can set up a free consultation by calling 877-544-5323 or by clicking here to e-mail us.