For family members of persons who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, the weeks and months after a traumatic brain injury, can be bewildering. Apart from the physical and mental effects of a brain injury, they now have to deal with significant changes in the person’s personality and behavior that they may not have prepared for. It is important to understand that traumatic brain injury can have several consequences on a person’s personality.
One such consequence is the increase in tantrums and emotional outbursts. A person, who has suffered a brain injury, may find himself getting angry quickly. Triggers for anger may be minor, and may be things that may not have bothered the person at all before the injury. Loud noises may trigger an emotional outburst, and family members need to prepare for this.
Try to minimize the triggers that set off anger outbursts. If the person finds himself panicking in a busy place, try to lower his exposure to crowded places. Keep the environment at home as calm and peaceful as possible. Lower the volume on the television, if you find that the person’s irritability levels rise with the volume. Knowing what triggers the outburst will make it easy for you to deal with it.
If your loved one has suffered a brain injury, speak to a Chicago brain injury attorney about filing a claim that seeks to compensate your loved one not just for his physical injuries, but also the long-term emotional consequences of the injury. Schedule a consultation with a Chicago brain injury attorney today.