Living with Traumatic Brain Injury - Slideshows

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Sexuality after a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Changes in sexual functioning are common after TBI. If you are experiencing sexual problems, there are things you can do to help resolve these problems. The information in this slideshow describes common sexual problems after TBI and ways to improve sexual functioning.

 

Couples' Relationships after a Traumatic Brain Injury

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After traumatic brain injury (TBI), many couples find that their relationship with each other changes dramatically. These changes are very personal and can be very emotional for both people in the relationship. This slideshow will help couples understand some of the common changes they may notice in their relationship after TBI.

 

Alcohol after a Traumatic Brain Injury

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After TBI, many people notice their brains are more sensitive to alcohol. Drinking increases your chances of getting injured again, makes cognitive (thinking) problems worse, and increases your chances of having emotional problems such as depression. The information in this slideshow describes the risk of alcohol abuse and TBI.

 

Depression after a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Feeling sad is a normal response to the losses and changes a person faces after TBI. However, prolonged feelings of sadness or not enjoying the things you used to enjoy are often key signs of depression. The information in this slideshow describes the symptoms of depression and TBI.

 

Emotional Problems after a Traumatic Brain Injury

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A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. An individual with TBI can have several types of emotional problems. The information in this slideshow describes the causes of emotional problems after a TBI.

 

Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury

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Many people who have brain injuries suffer from sleep disturbances. Not sleeping well can increase or worsen depression, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, and one's sense of well-being. The information in this slideshow describes the causes of sleep problems and possible treatment options.

 

Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury

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Fatigue is a feeling of exhaustion, tiredness, weariness or lack of energy. After TBI, you may have more than one kind of fatigue. The information in this slideshow describes the causes of fatigue and what can be done to decrease it.

 

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Couple embracing Couples' Relationships after TBI
After traumatic brain injury (TBI), many couples find that their relationship with each other changes dramatically. Learn more about couples' relationships after a TBI.

 

Group therapy Emotional Problems after TBI
A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. An individual with TBI can have several types of emotional problems.

 

Two people holding handsSexuality after Traumatic Brain Injury
Changes in sexual functioning are common after TBI. If you are experiencing sexual problems, there are things you can do to help resolve these problems. This factsheet describes common sexual problems after TBI and ways to improve sexual functioning.

 

 

Related Resources

Factsheets

Model of a human brain next to a glass of alcohol Alcohol Use after TBI
After TBI the brain is more sensitive to alcohol. This means that even one or two drinks may not be safe, especially when you need to do things that require balance, coordination and quick reactions, such as walking on uneven surfaces, riding a bicycle or driving a car.

 

Older woman looking sad Depression after TBI
Depression is a common problem after TBI. About half of all people with TBI are affected by depression within the first year after injury. Even more (nearly two-thirds) are affected within seven years after injury.

 

Group of people sitting around a table holding up notebook planners Cognitive Problems after TBI 
After a TBI it is common for people to have problems with attention, concentration, speech and language, learning and memory, reasoning, planning and problem-solving.