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When an injury accident occurs, there is physical harm. Along with the physical issues, will be physiological effects. An individual who is subject to a catastrophic injury can experience physiological disorders such as depression due to the incident. The emotional toll that an accident takes can make it difficult to complete daily tasks, work or even continue relationships. At Cueria Law Firm, we pursue justice for those involved in an accident that not only resulted in physical injury but also depressive disorders. Let us help you fight for just compensation! 

Depressive Disorders

Any instance of trauma can result in a major depressive disorder for the victim. As a clinical disorder, depression can impact the thoughts and behaviors of an individual in a negative manner as well as hurt them physically. Individuals who are depressed will no longer enjoy activities they once loved and will find it difficult to maintain relationships, even struggle to get out of bed each day. 

Depression can be a side effect of physical pain. When an individual is involved in an accident and suffers from chronic pain or acute pain, their mood can change and lead to depression. Not being able to complete activities or feel like you once did based on an injury can lead to a deep depression. 

Depression is a clinical condition where the individual’s mood is changed significantly to one that is easily aggravated or irritated. With manic-depressive disorder, the individual will see a dramatic shift in their mood, which can seem as if the person has two different personalities. 

Common Types of Depressive Disorders

When it comes to depression, there are common disorder types that one can suffer from. The most common is major depression. This type has several symptoms and affects how an individual works, sleeps, eats, enjoys activities, etc. Major depression can occur once or several times within a lifetime. 

Dysthymic disorder is a mild depressive type that will see symptoms lasting for more than two years. The symptoms do not disable the individual but will interfere with normal feelings and function. Psychotic depression is a more severe type, one that is associated with psychotic symptoms like delusions or hallucinations. 

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident or traumatic incident that resulted in depression, you may have the ability to file a claim. When someone else if the cause of the trauma based on negligent behavior, it is important to hold that individual accountable.

Contact our New Orleans personal injury attorneys today to have your case heard and receive assistance for filing a claim for compensation.