Brain Damage and Personality
Brain Damage is an injury that causes the destruction or deterioration of brain cell.In the U.S,every year,almost 2.6 million people have some type of brain injury----wheater as a result of trauma,stroke,tumor,or other illnesses.
What Are the Types of Brain Damage and How Severe are They?
There are two types of brain injury: traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury. Both disrupt the brain’s normal functioning.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by an external force -- such as a blow to the head -- that causes the brain to move inside the skull or damages the skull. This in turn damages the brain.
- Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) occurs at the cellular level. It is most often associated with pressure on the brain. This could come from a tumor. Or it could result from neurological illness, as in the case of a stroke.
Provided a situation does not present a physical threat, various approaches may be used to diffuse hostile behavior.
The person who has survived a head injury may lack empathy. That is, some head injury survivors have difficulty seeing things through someone else's eyes. The result can be thoughtless or hurtful remarks or unreasonable, demanding requests. This behavior stems from a lack of abstract thinking.
“Cueing” or reminders can be helpful in improving concentration and attention. Repeat the question. Don’t give too much information at once, and check to see that the person is not tired.