Brain Injury - Caused by Different Factors
These factors include head trauma, inadequate oxygen supply, infection or intracranial hemorrhage. These injuries may result in behavioral changes and/or functional abnormalities.
Every brain injury presents its own challenges, and some challenges are greater than others. Individuals who experience a moderate to severe brain injury often require specialized rehabilitation so that they can regain their skills and abilities, and address new problems posed by their injury. Aggression, anger, and self-control problems are common among brain-injured individuals.
Other problems may include:
- Aggression towards others
- Self injury
- Deficient judgment and problem solving due to cognitive deficits
- Frequent agitation
- Prolonged confused state
- Seizure disorders and related behavioral problems
- Significant memory and learning problems
- Disruption of sleep/wake cycles
- Problems with attention, filtering and focusing
- Emergence of mental health problems or exacerbation of pre-existing mental health or substance abuse issues