Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Tramatic Brain Injury

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 11:49am
Rate This

Why is it so difficult to manage my life after my accident?

Add a Comment1 Comments


The difficulties and disabilities that someone experiences following a traumatic brain injury depends on the severity of the injury, the location of the injury and the general health and age of the person.

Without knowing the specifics of your case, I can give you some general information. Some common disabilities include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), communication (expression and understanding), and behavior or mental health (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness).

Are these problems which you are experiencing? You may benefit from brain injury rehabilitation. Brain injury rehabilitation involves two essential processes: restoration of functions that can be restored and learning how to do things differently when functions cannot be restored to pre-injury level.

I strongly recommend that you be evaluated by a neuropsychologist who is trained in traumatic brain injury. This type of healthcare professional will be able to work with you to restore any lost or compromised functions. Your doctor may be able to give you a referral or check with your health insurance provider for a referral.

Hoping you find the help you need,

October 27, 2011 - 2:15pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.