After suffering from a head injury, you should not get taken off your guard by the potential effects that may follow. This is especially true of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) which often have long-lasting repercussions.
Some of these repercussions end up a frequent topic of discussion, while others fall by the wayside. Alterations and differences to your personality sometimes fall into the latter category, despite the big impact it has.
Personality changes after TBIs
Mayo Clinic examines the various impacts that TBIs can have on your life. Your personality is just one of many facets that can change, though this one tends to create a large ripple in your life as it affects you and your loved ones.
Personality changes can range from severe and highly noticeable, to small changes that not many may even pick up on at first. For example, you may seem more impulsive and a little less careful with your words. On the other hand, you might end up with a huge increase in your temper and the inability to handle emotionally stressful situations without breaking down.
What affects the impact?
The impact varies depending on several factors, including your overall physical and mental health. The strength behind the impact along with the area of the head that suffered from the blow will also affect the way it manifests.
Unfortunately, as with many aspects of TBIs, there are no straightforward or simple cures for this effect. You may need to go through physical therapy or try out medications. Your brain may simply need time to recover from the blow, and you could return to normal on your own after that. But the medical costs are often very high, and you may want to take a look into the possibility of financial compensation accordingly.