Posted by Corina Notyce, DCoE Public Affairs on August 6, 2014
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. John Robbart III
Most people who are diagnosed with a concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, recover quickly and fully. But some people experience symptoms that last for days, weeks or longer, such as sleep problems and trouble with memory. A concussion can also change the way we act and how we feel.
Are you easily irritated or on edge? Feeling anxious or sad? Maybe you’re just not feeling like yourself. Your mood and behavior changes may be a result of your concussion, or other related symptoms including pain, poor sleep and fatigue.
What can you do? Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center’s fact sheet, “TBI Symptom Management: Changes in Behavior, Personality or Mood,” offers these tips on how to manage changes in mood related to brain injury.