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A brain injury may change your personality forever

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Even though your skull offers good protection for your brain, your central nervous system is not invincible. During a slip-and-fall accident or motor vehicle crash, you may suffer a serious brain injury. If your injury comes from head trauma, doctors are likely to refer to it as a traumatic brain injury.

TBIs can leave anyone with headaches, nausea, confusion and even memory loss. Furthermore, if you have a serious head injury, your personality may change forever.

How can TBIs change personality?

By definition, a TBI interferes with the way the brain normally functions. This may cause or contribute to any of the following changes to your personality:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Aggression

How can a personality change affect your life?

If your personality changes, you may have difficulty keeping a steady job. Your personal relationships may also suffer, as those closest to you may not know how to cope with the new you. Additionally, you may no longer find enjoyment in your hobbies or recreational activities.

Put simply, a TBI-associated personality change may affect every aspect of your life.

How can you cope with personality changes?

You probably do not have to put up with changes in your personality. In addition to seeking medical treatment for your TBI, you may want to pursue care for your mental health. This may include taking prescription medication or attending regular therapy sessions.

Treating the physical, emotional and psychological injuries that are common in both slip-and-fall and car accidents can be expensive. Ultimately, to help you pay for the care you need, you may be able to pursue financial compensation from the person responsible for your accident.