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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:
Imagine waking up one morning and your loved one lost the ability to recognize and empathize with your feelings. For the last couple of decades, researchers have been showing this to be a common outcome for people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
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
When my husband became the one who responded emotionally to everything around him after his brain injury, I had two choices: keep reacting the way I always did and join into the downward spiral, or break the cycle and hold on tight for the ride.