Motorcycle accidents can cause injuries that are capable of presenting long lasting health problems for survivors. Concussions for example, can create long-term symptoms that include memory problems, lack of impulse control and personality changes. Even with a helmet, it is possible to suffer a concussion in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident.
What Is a Concussion?
During a mild traumatic brain injury, also known as a concussion, the brain bounces inside of the skull, causing bruising, bleeding and sometimes tearing. In some cases, the immediate injury may not be apparent, and symptoms can show up hours or days later. The high-impact force of a motorcycle accident can lead to severe concussions, making it imperative to seek immediate medical attention if you have been in an accident.
Are Personality Changes Possible After a Concussion?
In most cases, concussions will not cause long-term issues. For people who partake in activities that put them at risk for a concussion, such as high-impact sports, sustaining repeated concussions can put them at risk for a degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE can put individuals who have it at a higher risk for dementia and suicide.
However, research has also found that sustaining even one concussion can have effects that persist well after the initial injury. The medical journal, Radiology, recently published its research showing that sustaining a concussion led to structural brain damage in regions of the brain linked to mood disorders and depression.
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Did You Know? There are at least two million concussions per year in the US, and 400,000 cases result in long-term health problems.