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Possible cognitive and behavioral concerns with a TBI

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2024 | Brain Injuries

It might be no surprise that suffering a traumatic brain injury can be devastating, as similar health concerns can have a significant impact on various aspects of your life. A TBI can present with symptoms that may affect your balance, prompt constant bouts with headaches, lead to issues with fatigue or even affect your sleep patterns. 

However, the physical symptoms of traumatic brain injuries might not be the only concerns you could face. Studies indicate that similar health concerns can also carry a variety of cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and dealing with similar challenges in life can prove a stressful and harrowing process. 

Possible psychological impact 

A traumatic brain injury could impact the areas of your brain that control vital cognitive and behavioral functions. This could prompt a variety of psychological challenges, such as: 

  • Mental health concerns: Studies indicate that those who suffer traumatic brain injuries may be at greater risk of developing mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. 
  • Anger and irritability: Similar injuries could also make you more susceptible to encountering issues with increased anger and irritability, and seeking treatment for such issues can be imperative. 
  • Emotional expression: Experts indicate that such injuries could also diminish your ability to express your emotions, whether through tone of voice or facial expressions. 
  • Lack of impulse control: Disinhibition is a type of psychological condition in which you may struggle with a lack of impulse control, and this is another common symptom of a TBI. 
  • Cognitive functions: A TBI can also present with various cognitive challenges, such as a lack of motivation and issues with attention. Such injuries could also lead to impaired or loss of memory. 

Similar injuries could also affect your ability to control your mood and make you more susceptible to uncontrollable shifts in mood and behavior. 

Suffering a TBI 

While there may be a variety of scenarios in which you could suffer a traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle accidents continue to be a leading cause of similar health concerns. Suffering such injuries in a collision can prove a devastating experience, especially if the incident occurs due to the negligent behavior of another party. While there might not be anything you can do to change the outcome of the crash, you could take some steps to help protect your interests and seek the restitution you deserve.