Common Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms and Behaviors
What Are Some Common Symptoms of a TBI? How Can It Affect Your Behavior?
The brain performs an intricate role in all bodily functions, so it is no surprise that if the brain is damaged it could significantly affect your behavioral and emotional state of mind. For example, the frontal lobe is responsible for your personality and if it is damaged then there is a great possibility that you may experience significant changes in your personality.
Some people with brain injuries may experience bursts of anger or aggression and may even have social anxiety or awkwardness. If you are suffering from a brain injury due to reckless actions committed by another party, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against damages. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our qualified brain injury attorneys are readily available to assist victims of personal injury. We will help strengthen your claim and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you are given a fair settlement offer.
Changes in Mood
For some people with a brain injury, it can become difficult to control their emotions. From the outside, a person in the middle of such a moment can come across as unpredictable and explosive. However, a person with a brain injury may feel as though they are on an emotional rollercoaster when they are undergoing unexplained outbursts or mood swings.
Though it may be difficult to understand the emotions of a person who is suffering from a brain injury, it is important not to blame them or make them feel bad for their idiosyncrasies. Dealing with a brain injury is not easy, because the person with the injury might not even recognize much less understand the changes affecting them.
Treatment for TBI Patient Behavior
If you or your loved one is suffering from a brain injury, consulting a neuropsychologist or behavioral therapist is a good place to start with treatment. They can help with brain injury recovery strategies, such as learning to breathe deeply when you feel you are angry to redirect your thoughts and actions to more positive choices. A behavioral therapist can also help the victim learn techniques to control their uncontrollable outbursts. Controlled breathing or taking short breaks throughout the day can greatly assist with emotional management.
Listed below are a few tips on how to control emotional outbursts:
- Be open and honest about your lack of behavioral control.
- Learn your emotional triggers and how to avoid them.
- Share your triggers with your closest family and friends.
- Hold yourself accountable for inappropriate actions, whether they’re involuntary or not.
- Avoid stressful situations and places that may trigger an emotional reaction.
- Get therapy and join a support group.
- Release stress through meditation and exercise.
West Coast Trial Lawyers Can Fight Your Case
If you or a loved one were the victim of brain injury due to negligent acts committed by another individual, our skilled brain injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation at our firm. No fees are paid until your case has been settled. Reach out to our 24/7 legal team by calling 213-927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form.
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