Why Aggression, Irritability, and Depression Are Common After Brain Injury

Changes in or damage to the brain make emotional and behavioral issues common after a TBI.

Posted on BrainLine June 9, 2011.

Produced by Vicky Youcha and Ashley Gilleland, BrainLine.

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Suffered a TBI in December of 2013 after falling to the ground during a seizure. My doctor's description was that I suffered a 'significant blow to my head'. Multiple skull fractures and brain bleeds. Many residual effects from the TBI. Fluctuating mood swings, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Would medicinal marijuana be at all beneficial in alleviating any of these symptoms? Numerous medications have been tried and were not very successful.

My son, who has juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and injured his head many times, is using CBD oil that we buy at dispensaries, which helps him to reduce anxiety and depression. I hope it helps...