Dealing with Unpredictability and Uncertainty After a Brain Injury

"Will my son be able to finish high school?" "Will my husband be able to keep his job?" "How will we pay the mortgage now that my wife has lost her job?" "Why do I lose my temper at the drop of a hat now when I never did before?" Unpredictability and uncertainty after a TBI are scary, but life will get easier as problems are solved and families develop a new normal.

Posted on BrainLine July 30, 2012.

Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough, Justin Rhodes, and Ashley Gilleland, BrainLine.

About the author: Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD

Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at VCU. He serves as Director of Virginia's TBI Model System, a position he has held since 1987. He also coordinates VCU Health System outpatient services for families and persons with brain injury.

Dr. Jeffrey Kreutzer