After suffering from a traumatic brain injury, you may have a long road to recovery ahead of you. On top of that, you might face numerous impacts that you were not expecting.
This can include changes to your overall behavior and personality, which might come as a shock to both you and your loved ones.
How TBIs affect the brain
Mayo Clinic discusses the impact of brain injuries on your overall health. As mentioned, a TBI can impact numerous and surprising areas of your health, including your behavior and personality.
This is especially common if you have an injury to the frontal lobe of your brain, which controls the regulation of impulses and emotions.
If you suffered from an impact to this area, one common manifestation of the injury is through a sudden lack of aggression control. You may feel easier to irritate or anger, and you could find yourself lashing out at others for the smallest of slights that may not have even bothered you before.
Coping with changes
Lashing out can happen both verbally and even physically, especially if your impulse control also suffered damage. This is a major and unpleasant shock not only to you but to your loved ones who have to deal with this sudden and extremely uncharacteristic behavior.
Over time, you may see these symptoms improve as you go through the recovery process. But in some cases, it can last for some time, or even be a permanent change. This may cause you a lot of stress and may necessitate the need for compensation for the incident that led to the injury.