An example of emotional triggers after brain injury

Dr. Samantha Backhaus gives an example of an emotionally triggering situation and possible coping techniques.



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Posted on BrainLine January 8, 2020.

The contents of this video were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems 90DP0036 and 90DRTB0002. NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this video do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

About the author: Sougandhi “Samantha” Backhaus, PhD

Samantha L. Backhaus, Ph.D. is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana’s comprehensive outpatient brain injury Neuro Rehab Center. Her primary focus is working with adults who have acquired brain injuries, both providing neuropsychological assessments and formulating appropriate interdisciplinary treatment plans in assisting individuals to reintegrate back to the community.

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I find it interesting how normal situations for parents like kids screaming can trigger in a different way to people with a brain injury. I like how Samantha mentions an immediate way to cope with emotions is to let them all out. I think venting your anger or sadness always helps to understand what exactly is that we feel and now I know is an actual coping mechanism that is taught to people with brain injury.