Traumatic Brain Injury

How does a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) impact a person?

This is a large question and will be broken down into a few blog posts over time. TBI severity and how they impact a person fluctuate greatly. Since the brain is one of the most complex organs we have there is much research to be done in the future!

Many factors dictate how a TBI impacts a person. The following are just a few examples:

  • Length of time between TBI and medical treatment
  • Substance use at the time of injury
  • History of prior TBIs
  • Age of person when a TBI was sustained
  • Loss of consciousness

Location of the TBI is a significant factor into what challenges a person may have. (If the TBI is severe enough, this may not be a factor due to the overall injury). A question to inquire with your neurologist may be:

What brain region was affected by my TBI?brain g025350fa4 640

  • Frontal Lobe
  • Parietal Lobe
  • Temporal Lobe
  • Occipital Lobe
  • Brain Stem

Different parts of the brain control and regulate different parts of our bodies.With these factors in mind, we can highlight how a TBI may impact someone causing the following symptoms:

  • Mood regulation
  • Attention/concentration
  • Sensory processing
  • Judgment/reasoning
  • Future planning
  • Language and communication
  • Fine and gross motor movements
  • Impulsivity
  • Problem-solving skills

How can mental health therapy help?

Medical procedures have become more and more advanced over the years to  help the brain physically heal from a TBI. For a number of the challenges listed in the section above a therapist near you can support you with skill development, mindfulness, and working through any emotions that cause issues in your life.

Depending on how the TBI was sustained, a trauma therapist may be needed to support you on your recovery path.

If you or someone you know has had their life altered by a TBI and is in need of therapy services we offer free 20-minute consultations to determine if we are the right fit. Click here to submit an online inquiry and we’ll reach out to you within 24-48 business hours.

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