I am new here and I thought i'd say hello. I am a 35yr old male who had a fractured skull and subdermal haematoma when I was 11. It was classed as a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. 3 weeks I was in hospital and I recieved no form of help particularly targeted on my brain injury after.
I have had a lot of issues with social anxiety and depression ever since and it's only until a couple of months ago my current doctors even knew I had such an injury. That detail 'slipped through the net' - I just assumed it was in my medical records all this time. Turns out i should have received a lot more help than I got. Does explain the frankly awful treatment I have had over the years, from doctors screaming in my face to 'get off the playstation and do some exercise' to doctors insinuating that I am making it all up. I actually thought my anxiety issues were unrelated to my injury since no doctor ever linked the two. I have found it very hard to start a job because of this, its cost me 5 jobs and 3 places at higher education overall.
Now however, after wondering if my injury was behind my issues, some internet searching and a visit to Headway, I am about to have a 'neuro psychological evaluation'. I was wondering if anyone out there had a similar experience and if there was any treatment received after that helped? Its ruining my life and I need some sort of hope that things after this evaluation will help. I don't think I can go on for much longer without help.
Thanks for any advice you can offer