If you or a loved one has been in an accident and experienced a concussion
in the recent past, they have likely already been treated for any physical
damage and begun to heal outwardly. However, traumatic brain injuries
tend to develop over time and have the potential to create symptoms that
are hardly physical. Sometimes they can cause the injured person to develop
new difficulties or changes in personality and emotional state.
You or your loved one may be experiencing the psychological effects of
a traumatic brain injury if any of the following occur after an accident:
- Emotional outbursts
- Mood swings
- Signs of depression or hopelessness
- Difficulty concentrating or holding a conversation
- Aggression or irritability
Take special note of these symptoms if the person exhibiting them did not
previously experience such issues, or is now experiencing them with a
greater frequency or degree of intensity.
Why Do Concussions Cause Emotional Problems?
Concussions can damage the part of the brain that contributes to emotional
self-regulation. When this is not functioning properly, people often experience
a reduced capacity for controlling their emotional reactions. This can
lead to emotional responses that are over-the-top, disproportionate to
the current situation, or even unrelated to anything that is currently
happening. In addition to reduced emotional control, concussions can damage
the brain in such a way that causes injured persons to become intensely
emotional for no apparent reason. (Keep in mind that this is not only
true when someone is agitated or angry, but also when they experience
other emotions, such as depression or excitement.)
Concussion Therapy in Aberdeen and Monmouth County
When traumatic brain injuries occur, injured people may experience a host
of symptoms and complications, ranging from emotional outbursts to cognitive
difficulties and physical pain. At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we have
treated many people with concussion-related issues and successfully helped
many of our clients understand the effects of their injury while exploring
treatment options. When you come on board with us, you can rest assured
we will work with you until you see the positive results you want.
While we do not provide the full range of services you may need following
your concussion, such as mental health counseling, for example, we do
provide concussion therapy. Our concussion treatments are geared toward
helping you get back on your feet and regaining a high level of function
so that you can leave your injuries in the past.
Our team at
ProFysio Physical Therapy is proud to serve our neighbors and friends in Aberdeen, NJ. Call (732)
333-6360 today to learn more about how we can serve you and help you move
past your brain injury.