Sometimes, it can be hard for people with TBI to control their feelings. This comic talks about changes in mood or feelings that may happen after a traumatic brain injury.

Some people with TBI may have intense mood swings, anxiety, or depression. This difficulty can be caused by damage to the parts of the brain that regulate basic emotions. As a result, TBI patients may feel overwhelmed by negative emotions. The comic explains:

  • How to help manage a TBI patient’s emotional experience
  • Why anxiety happens and how it affects emotional responses
  • Common symptoms of depression and what causes depression after a TBI
  • How medication, doctors, friends, family members and peer groups can help

Information Source of Emotional Changes After TBI Infocomic

The Emotional Changes After TBI infocomic is based on the factsheet Emotional Changes after TBI. This factsheet was developed by Tessa Hart, PhD, and Keith Cicerone, PhD, in collaboration with the University of Washington Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.

Related Resources for Emotional Changes After TBI

To learn more, check out our resources page about emotional problems after TBI.