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San Diego Brain Injury Victims Resource Guide

Injury Victims who have had a Traumatic Brain Injury  experience numerous behavioral, cognitive (thinking) and physical challenges, which often lead to emotional and personality changes. All of these effects resulting from the brain trauma, regardless how minor, are devastating to the injured as well as those in their lives such as family and friends (see my prior Blog post San Diego Seminar For Care Givers Of Traumatic Brain Injury). The following are a number of the consequences following a Traumatic Brain Injury:

Personality, Behavioral and Emotional Changes
Depression/Anxiety
Paranoia/ Mood Swings
Insensitivity to Others/Verbal Outbursts
Irritability/Low Frustration Tolerance
Impulsiveness/Decreased Self-Control
Apathy/Passiveness

Cognitive Changes
Memory and Concentration
Learning and Language
Reasoning and Organization
Flexibility and Speed of Thinking

Physical Problems
Decreased Mobility
Headaches and Dizziness
Pain and Sensation Changes
Balance and Coordination
Fatigue and Sleeplessness
Motor Control and Metabolism

After a Traumatic Brain Injury, all of these changes, especially behavioral ones can adversely transform the victim’s personality. People who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury in an auto accidentmotorcycle accident, bicycle accident, or any accident must look for the  signs and effects of the trauma as outlined above. Talking to an experienced personal injury attorney can be invaluable in providing the guidance in identifying resources the victim and their family need.