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Cognitive side effects of emotional injuries from a car accident

Signs, symptoms and cognitive effects of emotional injury

Emotional injuries suffered by injured car accident victims can have severe adverse effects on cognitive functioning. If you have emotional injuries due to another person’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

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How emotional injury affects cognition

People suffering from emotional injury frequently experience adverse cognitive effects as well.

For instance, Michigan car accident victims who experience emotional instability, irritability and mood changes in connection with a traumatic brain injury, a closed head injury, or post-concussion syndrome may also experience changes to the following aspects of their cognitive functioning:

  • Altered levels of consciousness,
  • Difficulty with thinking clearly,
  • Difficulty with making decisions,
  • Difficulty solving problems,
  • Concentration and attention problems,
  • Memory loss.

Similarly, auto accident victims experiencing feelings of sadness and unhappiness, irritability and frustration in connection with major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder and adjustment disorder, may also experience changes to the following cognitive functioning:

  • Difficulty with thinking,
  • Difficulty with concentration,
  • Decision-making problems;
  • Memory loss.

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