If a loved one has recently had a brain injury, then you may have noticed how the injury has affected their mental health. Recent studies have shown that one out of five patients who have had a brain injury experience an impact on their mental health six months after their injury.
The brain injury can significantly impact how the patient can express and process their emotions. Mood swings, anxiety, depression, and changes in temperament are all seen among brain injury patients.
So how does a person with a brain injury heal emotionally from their injury? Time, patience, and rehab for brain injury can help patients improve and return to their pre-accident state.
This article will address the relation of brain injuries to mental health and how post-acute rehabilitation can heal a patient long term.
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