FAR-REACHING EFFECT OF CHILDHOOD BRAIN INJURIES
A recent study indicates that traumatic brain injuries in children can have much more far-reaching effects that previously thought, continuing to negatively impact victims well into their adulthood. The report, which was included in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, indicates its findings that children with moderately severe brain injuries and females in general were at the greatest risk for long-term psychological effects compared with boys and children who had milder brain injuries.
The researchers found that children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later.
Traumatic brain injury was defined by the study as occurring when an outside force, usually a blow to the head, caused some kind of brain dysfunction, such as loss of consciousness, amnesia or damage to brain tissue that would be visible with a scan.
These types of injuries can arise in automobile collisions and falls. If you or someone you know were injured as a result of another’s negligence, it is important to get competent legal representation by attorneys who know how to demonstrate the true extent of the injuries you received.
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