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Anger and irritation after a brain injury are common. Those emotions can be diﬃcult to control, leading to trouble in relationships or at work. Researchers are learning new ways to identify and lessen those feelings. Here are resources that provide information and support for those with brain injury and their families.
Caring for someone with a brain injury can be challenging sometimes. After a brain injury, people often behave diﬀerently than they did before. Sometimes people become more angry or irritable. Finding ways to accept and cope with these emotions can help you and the person you love. Here are some ideas that might help:
Anger and irritability are common side eﬀects of a brain injury. They’re heightened when we view other’s actions through a negative lens. Here are some strategies to help reduce anger, irritation, and aggression. Sometimes it helps to PAUSE before you react:
The Brain Injury Research Center at Mount Sinai Hospital is seeking volunteers who have had a traumatic brain injury and are experiencing difficulties in any of the following areas: • Understanding emotions • Feeling upset for no reason • Losing patience • Controlling behavior • Getting things done when upset • Taking it out on others when upset This online study delivers an emotion regulation
This handout provides a brief summary of what researchers currently know and don’t know about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Research on CTE is growing, and more studies are needed to help answer many remaining questions. CDC will update this handout as more information on CTE becomes available.