Dr. Samantha Backhaus talks about emotional triggers after brain injury

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Dr. Samantha Backhaus talks about situations that might be emotional triggers for people with brain injury.

This content is made possible by a partnership between the Indiana University School of Medicine and WETA/BrainLine.

The contents of this video were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems 90DP0036 and 90DRTB0002. NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this video do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Evan Williamson says:

Even this video being too quiet and even hearing this beautiful woman pronounce her ā€˜Sā€™ in words is enough for me to walk out the room.

M CJS says:

I had terrible sensory overload. One aspect has improved since I got the help of a hearing therapist who specialises in brain injury. She helped me to retrain my brain using a hearing ball. I learned how to become better at tolerating background noise. I get less agitated and cope a lot better.

DNE Momming says:

Everything in this video explained me after my tbi, perfectly.

Speaker Shay Grace says:

Soooooooo so so true!!! Thx

Heather V says:

So how can you help this. I have a TBI and when I can't sleep for days on end and super sick, very high pain I got widespread pain thru my whole body after that. But I can do the leeks thing and it's like I trigger everyone around me then I'll feel bad or not understand what just happened then I can't stop crying. And before I never cried over anything really. And now my husband didn't know how to help me and just gets mad. And leaves me in that state. I dint what to do to help self calm myself and anytime I cry my brain swells and it just gets worse. So if I can't get help to sooth myself right away then I'm so messed up that eventually I feel like it's better for me to just get my own place cause then I'm snapping at my loved ones when I dint want to and slamming doors even. Like, whatever the thing is that gives you the ability to calm down or self sooth is broken.

It got better after hbot treatments but now 2yrs later is back and it's pretty intense.

Is there a way to just stop crying? That could help me at least Keri the brain swelling down.

neil brown says:

2014 MY tbi also sub arracnoid hemorage and sbdural hematomas I`m still alive but frightened because of the greater increase of stroke. I`m 57

Kimi Minor says:

Finally I have my story. 2018 was my craniotomy. I have not been emotionally or physically the same since.

m gray says:

I stay at home. I do get to the store, but I've stopped all others I only see my family once a week and used to see them everyday if not every other day. I've basically lost my partner as well. It's just come to me yesterday about all this. I had I thought was a the best friend ever now does not return my text. Yesterday I heard the song"I Lost A Friend' and I realized I had lost me.

Batko Gele says:

What a lovely sweet woman. She gives me such a good vibe listening to her talk about my condition. It makes me feel un-alone.

Miles Cobbett says:

Lots of lights like in Reno casinos is over stimulation for me and I notice I have a short fuse around bullies at jobs. Luckily I am retired now n don't have to deal with jerks

Consume TM says:

I have alot of these triggers and I honestly have no memory of having an injury. ._.

The Messenger says:

Your speaking volumes I can attest as a loved one experienced 2 and was a huge corporate executive and now..a limp fish who can read a menu

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