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What are hurdles of life with a traumatic brain injury?

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2020 | Injuries

When New York drivers get into crashes, their lives may forever change. Some people end up with traumatic brain injuries. These injuries have lasting impacts on whoever suffers from them.

Today we will take a look at some of the impacts TBIs have on victims. It differs from person to person. But in all cases, it has the potential to be devastating. It can upend a person’s life for months or years to come.

How TBIs impact emotion

Mayo Clinic takes a look at the impact of traumatic brain injuries. The impact of a TBI and its severity depend on several factors. Among them are the location of the injury and how heavy the blow was. For example, injuries to the frontal lobe may cause a victim to “act out”. They may act rashly or in an uncharacteristic impulsive way. This is because the frontal lobe controls impulses. When damaged, victims cannot control their actions and behaviors as well.

Memory loss and TBIs

You also risk memory trouble. Memory problems can span a wide array. For example, some people have trouble recalling things that happened days ago. Other people may have more severe damage. They could forget things within minutes of it happening. Victims often have to adjust their way of life to accommodate for the memory loss. This is often one of the hardest adjustments to make.

Finally, TBIs affect a victim’s emotional stability. Many lash out at family and loved ones. They may show a quick temper or easy agitation when this is not in character for them. This often gets better with time. But it is still jarring for the victim’s loved ones. Unfortunately, when it comes to TBIs, both the victim and their support often suffer.