Concussions and Emotional Changes

Concussions and Emotional Changes

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
  • Anxiety

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.

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