4 Staggering Ways Your Behavioral Patterns Can be Affected by a Traumatic Brain Injury
Behavioral patterns can be affected by a traumatic brain injury, with negative long term or even lifelong ramifications.
According to the American Psychological Association, behavioral patterns are an “arrangement of two or more responses that occur in a prescribed order”. More simply, it’s the recurrent ways a person may act towards individuals, situations, etc.
Furthermore, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow or blows to the head. They can greatly affect how the brain functions.
A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control states about 190 people die each day from TBI’s. Some common causes of TBI’s include:
- Vehicular accidents (cars, trucks, motorcycles)
Additionally, there are three different types of traumatic brain injury:
These different traumatic brain injuries can lead to a change in behavioral patterns.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the human brain “sends and receives chemical and electrical signals throughout the body. Different signals control different processes, and your brain interprets each”
One of the many layers of the brain are the lobes. The brain’s lobes control various functions:
- Frontal lobe – Helps with personality characteristics, decision-making and movement.
- Parietal lobe – Helps with identifying objects and pain.
- Occipital lobe – Helps with vision.
- Temporal lobe – Helps with short-term memory, speech, and more.
A traumatic brain injury could potentially affect one or more of these regions. The part of the brain damaged could alter behavioral patterns based on the functions of that specific area.
There are a large number of behavioral patterns that can be altered from a TBI.
A major effect is physical or verbal outbursts. Usually from damage to the frontal lobe, a TBI victim can become more aggressive from brain damage.
Victims may become more prone to fights, or they will lash out at seemingly minute issues to others.
On the contrary, an injured person’s behavioral patterns can change to be more withdrawn or emotionless. They can become depressed, shutting out others and the outside world.
Behavioral patterns can become more impulsive for TBI victims. They may overindulge in activities like shopping or drinking, or they might have a tendency for compulsively lying.
A traumatic brain injury can greatly impact the victim’s decision-making abilities. Their judgment can become affected, and poor decision-making can even trigger the person’s emotions.
According to brainline.org, in association with the Wounded Warrior Project, there are different ways those with TBI’s affecting their behavioral patterns can seek help:
- Seek help and confide in friends, family, or even coworkers.
- Get counseling from a licensed clinician.
- Avoid people, places, or situations that may trigger a negative outburst.
- Join a support group.
- Exercise regularly.
Victims of a traumatic brain injury may be eligible for compensation depending on the cause of the injury.
A victim from a personal injury due to another party’s negligence can seek help from an attorney regarding their TBI.
If you suffered a TBI in a car accident after being hit by a vehicle that went through a red light, or fell due to an unkept staircase at a building, you may be able to seek damages for the injury.
At C&B Law Group, our team of LA traumatic brain injury attorneys are prepared to help those who are struggling with the effects of a TBI on their behavioral patterns.
A change in behavioral patterns can be debilitating to TBI victims. Your relationships with friends and family can be negatively impacted, and you may even lose out on new opportunities for work or other income sources.
Some possible compensation we may be able to recover include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Damages
- Punitive Damages
Don’t let behavioral patterns from a traumatic brain injury destroy your life. Contact the Los Angeles attorneys at C&B Law Group today about a free consultation.