Anytime you suffer an injury from an accident, you run the risk of dealing with lingering medical consequences. Any head trauma may cause a substantial change in your lifestyle.
What about a head injury makes it so difficult to predict? The brain is sensitive to any injury, even one that may resolve over time. Even so, the long-term effects may include multiple changes to body systems, including your personality.
What makes a brain injury serious?
The brain runs every other part of the body. When one part of it sustains even minor damage, a corresponding body function may suffer, even temporarily. The ramifications go beyond physical impediments. Damage to the brain’s emotional centers may cause a fundamental change in personality in some situations.
How can a brain injury change personality?
In the unfortunate scenario that you have to deal with a TBI, you may experience a shift in your mood. Where you once felt confident, settled and happy, you may begin to feel restless, anxious and depressed. Mood changes after a TBI are somewhat common, but sometimes, these changes do not resolve. You may find a permanent change in how you feel and act. Other factors include:
- Social behavioral changes
- Loss of interest in prior activities
- Apathy or lack of motivation
- Repetitive movement
A TBI may affect every aspect of your life, even if your physical movement remains unhindered. With such far-reaching consequences, you may need a change in profession and lifestyle. Get some assistance with recouping compensation from the at-fault party to help offset these changes.