Many of those who incur a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will suffer from emotional and behavioral problems that can be debilitating. Some of these issues can go on indefinitely and usually require years of therapy.

Emotional and behavioral problems caused by TBIs can be very difficult and frustrating to understand and cope with. It can put a lot of added difficulties and stress on the individual and his family. It can also have a negative effect on the victim’s performance at work or school. A person who is experiencing behavioral and emotional difficulties should seek professional help for his situation.

Some of the common behavioral/emotional problems caused by a brain injury are:

  • Personality changes – Those who are close to the victim of a TBI often report that they notice a personality change after a brain injury. The victim may become less outgoing, irritable or less active. They may also experience a loss of interest in an activity that was previously enjoyed.
  • Anger/frustration – Many TBI victims must deal with anger and frustration. They find themselves “short tempered.” The victim may seem less patient, have a low tolerance for change or have anger outbursts.
  • Emotional distress – Suffering from depression or anxiety is not uncommon for those who are suffering from a TBI. This may be caused as the person struggles with the cognitive, physical and behavioral difficulties since sustaining the brain injury.


If you’re the victim of a brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about how to recover damages, contact a compassionate and experienced brain injury lawyer at Steinberg. Call 800-989-6385 today to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your sensitive situation and help you understand your options for obtaining compensation.

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982