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What Are Symptoms of Psychological Injuries?

When Iowa workers like you get hurt on the job, you may take care of the physical ailments without stopping to consider how heavy the emotional toll may be. We at the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, PC, provide you with more insight into the psychological injuries that can occur at work.

You may not even know how to identify psychological injuries at first. However, there are some telltale signs that can help point you in the right direction. These signs can include:

  • Issues with focusing or remembering things
  • Interruptions to your sleep pattern
  • Problems with socializing normally
  • Difficulties completing daily life tasks

Depression is a common side-effect of traumatic injury and can occur in any person regardless of family or past history of mental health. If you find yourself dealing with any of these symptoms or no longer deriving enjoyment from hobbies, activities, or work that you would normally find fun, you may be suffering from injury-related psychological trauma.

There are other mental health conditions that can be caused by physical injury as well. For example, you may have trouble with anxiety. You could develop chronic sleep disorders due to the stress, or other physical health issues. Some may even develop post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD.

Your mental health affects every other part of your body. Dealing with the psychological injuries inflicted at work can be time consuming, exhausting and costly. For that reason, it's good to be armed with as much information as possible. Take a look at our linked web page on pursuing compensation for psychological injuries. You may find that it's exactly what you need.