Following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), victims will generally experience a range of emotional and behavioral problems. While the effects can vary greatly, most brain injury survivors experience frustration on a daily basis.
The Cause of Frustration
Because TBI survivors are generally aware that their lives have changed for the worse and they aren’t able to live the lives they once loved, they feel frustrated. In addition, job loss and the loss of independence as a result of a brain injury can also cause someone to feel discouraged and defeated.
TBI victims often feel isolated, depressed, misunderstood, and tired. They may experience difficulty concentrating, remembering things, communicating, expressing themselves and following conversations, which can all contribute to feelings of extreme frustration.
Dealing With Frustration
Because those living with head injuries often feel frustrated, families of TBI survivors need to learn what to do and how to communicate with their loved ones when they are irritable. The most important thing families can do is to make sure their injured loved one is being seen by a neuropsychologist. Additionally, families of those affected by brain injuries need to try to stay calm and not engage in arguments with the victim. Attending therapy sessions can help family members learn techniques for coping with the frustration, anger, and irritability that can result from TBI.
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