Social Challenges After a TBI
One of the biggest challenges for individuals who have suffered a head or brain injury is the impact that this has on their relationships with family members and friends. Recently, a study was published in Brain Imaging and Behavior that may shed some light on this challenge. Those who have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury may suffer from several complications, including emotional lability, rapid mood swings, and other mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. All of these issues can make it hard for individuals to maintain meaningful social connections with family and friends. It might also impact their ability to return to work or school. The goal of this study is to better understand why these problems arise. If medical professionals can understand how these social issues develop, brain injuries can be more effectively treated.