Impulsivity and Inappropriate Behavior
Impulsivity can occur in brain injury victims who have lost the mental filter that makes people think before they speak or act. This can lead to particular difficulties with money and relationships. It can also make it difficult for brain injury sufferers to determine appropriate social behavior. They might, for example, approach strangers to discuss their injury.
Irritability and Emotional Instability
People with a brain injury can become easily frustrated, impatient, and angry. They may suffer from paranoia or emotional difficulty, crying or laughing too often or at inappropriate moments, and/or switching rapidly between extremes.
A person with a brain injury may also become quite clingy, dislike being alone, and seek attention or affection.
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