TBIs Can Lead to Increased Risk of Suicide
According to a recent study, individuals who suffer a traumatic brain injury may be at an increased risk of suicide. The brain is responsible for almost all of the body’s functions. This includes emotions, personality, judgment, and inhibition. These character traits are controlled by various lobes of the brain, such as the frontal lobe. If someone suffers a TBI, these parts of the brain might be damaged. If these centers are damaged, emotions and personality might be altered. This may place someone at an increased risk of developing mental health problems such as depression, which might eventually lead to a suicide attempt. This possibility was put to the test by a team of researchers who recently published their findings. Fortunately, with proper treatment, mental health disorders following a TBI can be managed effectively.