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What are typical behavior changes after a traumatic brain injury?
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In brief: Personality change
Brain injury can cause many changes in behavior. Patients may become more impulsive and short-tempered.
They also can be forgetful, and slow-responding.

In brief: Personality change
Brain injury can cause many changes in behavior. Patients may become more impulsive and short-tempered.
They also can be forgetful, and slow-responding.
Dr. Dominick Artuso
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mood and behavior
Moodiness, depression, reduced control of anger or other emotions, or even lack of initiation and motivation, and passivity are possible.
Depression is more often left-brain injury and mania or lack of awerness - right. Rage, or difficulties with intention, initiation and apathy are common in subcortical injuries, and disinhibited, restless and poorly controlled behavior can be seen, .

In brief: Mood and behavior
Moodiness, depression, reduced control of anger or other emotions, or even lack of initiation and motivation, and passivity are possible.
Depression is more often left-brain injury and mania or lack of awerness - right. Rage, or difficulties with intention, initiation and apathy are common in subcortical injuries, and disinhibited, restless and poorly controlled behavior can be seen, .
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Emerald Lin
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Depends on injury
This depends on the severity and location of the injury.
Generally, individuals may become more irritable. Forgetful, and have difficulty concentrating. If the injury is in the frontal lobe, the person may have personality changes as well, such as emotional lability and disinhibition.

In brief: Depends on injury
This depends on the severity and location of the injury.
Generally, individuals may become more irritable. Forgetful, and have difficulty concentrating. If the injury is in the frontal lobe, the person may have personality changes as well, such as emotional lability and disinhibition.
Dr. Emerald Lin
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