Brain Injuries and Depression

September 12, 2014 3:33 PM

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Brain Injuries and Depression

I sustained a mild traumatic brain injury in March of 2011, the result of a freak accident. I was swinging my then 6-year-old daughter upside down, and mistimed it and we crashed our heads together. She was fine. I suffered a moderate concussion, had two herniated discs in my neck, and a wicked case of whiplash. I was told in the ER to take Advil or Tylenol if my head hurt and to try and rest for a few days.

I tried to power through, and about two weeks in I crashed in a major way. I was on my way to take my daughter to a Spanish class across town and suddenly realized that I had no idea where I was and had no idea how to get where I was going. I was on the highway and couldn't remember my exit. So I to...

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