Personality and Behavior Changes Subsequent to Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review of the Literature
Sarah M. Rieger*
California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, California, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sarah M. Rieger
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Alterations in personality and behavior following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are examined in a review of the literature. Research suggests that changes in personality and behavior could be caused by the injury at an organic level, as well as the patient?s response to the injury and the subsequent deficits that are experienced. Currently, various treatment options are available and practitioners would serve patients best by sampling from many areas of psychological and medical interventions in order to create custom rehabilitation programs to suit the individual patient?s needs. Future research into the level of permanency of the personality changes, compensatory skill building for affect deficits, and increased involvement of social supports in treatment are suggested.