Personality changes can be one of the most difficult symptoms for both brain injury sufferers and their loved ones to accept and manage. Brain injuries are associated with problems such as aggression, agitation, non-compliance, and depression, which are all enough on their own to greatly hamper one’s life.
These issues can be improved and easier handled with the help of counseling, but it still takes time and patience to come to terms with these changes and to learn to control them. To make matters worse, we understand very little about what causes these changes in personality after brain injuries.
However, researchers are hard at work exploring potential causes and explanations for brain injury-related personality changes, and a new report from Harvey E. Jacobs, PhD, claims to offer some previously unknown insight into this life-altering issue.