Brain Injuries and Behavioral Problems

Behavioral problems quite often are a result of brain injuries. There can be many problems or few depending upon the severity of the injury and in what part of the brain the injury is located. Some of the potential problems are as follows:

Mood swings, depression, hyperactivity, aggression, sexual inappropriateness and/or promiscuity, lack of initiative or motivation, changes in emotional control, lack of impulse control, poor concentration, lack of empathy, fatigue, thoughtless or hurtful remarks, difficulty in relating to others, excessive demands, personality changes, a tendency towards being frustrated, irritated or angering easily. Unawareness of others’ feelings is often another deficit and may be something that has to be relearned. Another serious and very common problem is short-term memory difficulties, as is a lack of awareness of their deficits.

If a brain injury survivor is affected with any of these behavioral problems, it is very stressful for family members and caregivers. It may be important to have cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation and possibly the help of a neuropsychologist. It will also be important to have an assessment done which will help both the survivor and the family member. And because behavioral problems not only affects relationships but performance in school and work, it will be necessary to attempt to alleviate the problems or at the least, to help cope with their impact. The following are some of the things that can be done in order to help minimize problems associated with behavioral changes following a brain injury:

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A Few Ways You Can Overcome Your Social Anxiety At Home

Many people seek treatment from a therapist or psychologist, who are professionally trained in dealing with mental disorders such as social phobia.

Therapists have several methods that they can use to help you overcome social fear, the most popular being cognitive behavior therapy and or medications designed to reduce anxiety and or depression.

Overcoming Social Anxiety

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Safe And Effective Psychotherapy In Dreams

You may have the impression that you are a normal person and your mentally stability is guaranteed, but you belong to the human race. You have inherited a wild conscience into the biggest part of your brain and psyche, the anti-conscience.

Since you have inherited absurdity into your anti-conscience from birth and your anti-conscience occupies the biggest part of your brain, how do you know for how long you will be able to keep your mental stability?

Everything depends on your life experiences, which depend on your personality and actions because everything is related in your reality. If you will have traumatic experiences and you are a slave of your psychological type, your anti-conscience will manage to gradually destroy your conscience.

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Brain Injuries and Sensory Deficits

Sensory deficits following a brain injury are usually the result of damage to either the right side of the brain or the parietal and occipital lobe region. Sensory deficits are those to do with hearing, smell, taste, touch and body language such as emotional and non-verbal signals. These deficits can lead to lack of communication, confusion and frustration. Some may even develop tinnitus, a ringing in the ears.

Other deficits may be auditory perception having to do with sounds and problems to do with visual perception relating to colour confusions, shapes, size, depth and distance. Those who suffer from the sensory deficit of vision loss may experience problems with hand-eye coordination or having blind spots or double vision and may, as a result, be somewhat clumsy.

Another sensory deficit is textile perception relating to pain, pressure and temperature. The skin may also tingle or itch excessively. Olfactory perceptions relates to smells where everything has an unpleasant odor, and gustatory perceptions relate to taste where everything tastes bitter are other deficits.

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Natural Therapy To Relieve Stress And Anxiety

Natural therapy has been in use since time immemorial. It was only overshadowed for a brief period by the rapid development in medicine. This branch of health sciences is based on the principle that there is a vital energy controlling body functions and that the body has the ability to recover or restore itself. Hence, such natural therapies try to attain physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing without or through minimal use of invasive treatments, drugs and medications.

Stress has become so commonplace that every second person experiences it to a certain degree. If left managed, it could prove detrimental to one’s health. So, in this section we shall discuss a few natural techniques to relieve stress and anxiety.

1. Give a vent to your emotions

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How to Identify Social Anxiety in Your Teen

People who are suffering from social anxiety disorder often do not recognize that they are a victim of one of the most common metal disorders.

It is very hard to try to pinpoint or put a label on what social fear looks like so determining if you teen is suffering from the symptoms of social anxiety, can be very difficult.

Social fear manifests itself differently in every different person whom is affected.

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Neurological Evidence of the Hypnotic State

Considering that the only exposure many people have with hypnosis is watching nightclub entertainers put audience volunteers in a hypnotic state and then having the person behave like a dog or intimate object, it stands to reason that the general public is skeptical about the usage of hypnosis in clinical settings. Though psychotherapists manipulate hypnosis as part of clinical treatment for numerous psychiatric conditions, many from the medical community question whether placing individuals a hypnotic state comes with a legitimate type of treatment or perhaps the clinical benefits are just a placebo effect. With the advances in brain imaging and devices to watch alterations in brain activity over the last two decades, there is certainly mounting neurological evidence documenting modifications in brain activity that occur when an individual is in the hypnotic state. This clinical evidence supports the application of hypnosis in treatment, and also provides a way to explore new uses of hypnosis in clinical settings.

The Neurological Changes that Occur During Hypnosis

The psychotherapists that have been pioneers inside the clinical hypnosis first tried to treat people suffering from conversion disorders or hysteria. Each time a person experiences a higher degree of tension and chould not find an effective way to release the stress, one of the possible consequences would be that the individual’s body “converts” the psychological distress into physical condition, such as paralysis. Once these people are place into a hypnotic state by way of a trained hypnotherapist, their physical symptoms disappear. Modern neurological evidence can now explain why hypnosis is indeed highly efficient at the management of conversion disorders. When folks are in a hypnotic state, you’ll find changes in the game inside the frontal lobe in the brain, which only occur during hypnosis.

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Social Anxiety Disorder: Symptoms and Solution

I believe that we all have had the fear at some point in our life that others are viewing and judging you when you are in public.

Many times people have fear when they are unable to speak or say the right thing at the right place to the right person.

It is little things like this that are often over-thought and can easily build into nervousness and fear of this happening again.

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Anxiety Disorders Manifesting Due To Childhood Environment

During those early years of playing professional tennis, I was extremely lonely and became home-sick quickly, but there was always a voice in the back of my head that told me to keep going. I would later in life figure out that those extreme struggles, those close battles that I lost and those grueling days of not having the money to sleep in a normal bed would all contribute to the person I would soon become (post anxiety disorder). Problems really are a sign of life, and we all deal with them on a daily basis, but back then during the first few years of high level tennis I didn’t handle my problems very well, and they definitely affected me on the tennis court.

In tennis, proper repetition is the key to mastering a skill, and the same goes for living a life filled with over worry, constant anxiety and panic attacks. Those early years filled my mind with all the things that weren’t right in my life, like why my parents didn’t work harder so I could afford what all the other tennis players had better tennis racquets, some proper meals during tournaments or maybe a coach. It was a perfect setting to manifest my generalized anxiety disorder that came later in life. “What’s wrong” would constantly follow me on and off the court, and “what’s right” was rarely if ever noticed. Through the repetition of negative thoughts, I drove myself crazy on the tennis court. For example, if I was winning a tennis match by the score of 6-0, was up 5-0 in the second set and was one game away from clinching the win, but then if I would turn around and lose that game, I immediately let myself have it verbally and many times physically throwing my racquet to places racquets shouldn’t go (there are still many of my racquets stuck in trees around the world, I can assure you that). It was no surprise that I brought the same negative beliefs I built up on the court, to my off the court life and the cycle over generalized anxiety that led to my extremely overly sensitized nerves, eventually led to becoming ‘clinically’ depressed.

Jimmy Connors was one of the best to ever play the game and a true inspiration to me growing up. He said “I didn’t lose the tennis match, I just simply ran out of time.” Jimmy believed that tennis was about solving problems and that if he had more time he would have been able to solve the problem he was facing on the tennis court and eventually come out the victor, unlike my father who was too stubborn to accept he was the problem in the family and took no steps to try and solve them, I felt free and was driven to succeed from that moment on, you live you learn.

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The Path to Self-Empowerment

Understanding What Self-Empowerment Means

Before we begin working on obtaining, maintaining and building on our own sense of self-empowerment, we must first know exactly what it is and what it means. Self-empowerment is the strength and confidence to express oneself in the truest of ways to oneself. Which means that one will express their soul and not their ego/spirit (attitude) in place of the soul.

This does not include the falsehoods of imitating the things you wish you could be like or feel you are deserving of being seen as. The popular methods work but only on a superficial level (i.e., temporarily) and instead feed the very thing that inhibits one’s sense of self-empowerment to begin with. Thereby making it worse in the end and brings about the “doomed to fail from the start” situation (while the person who sold you such methods sits pretty in profits).

Components of Self-Empowerment

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