Dealing With A Trauma

By on November 29, 2012

Dealing with a traumatic illness or injury can obviously be difficult for the person affected to cope with. But it can also be difficult for loved ones to cope, particularly if they see dramatic physical or mental change in the person they love.

A brain injury can be one of the most affecting health issues to hit a family. Whether the injury is the result of an accident, or an underlying health condition that results in a stroke, any damage done to the brain has the potential to affect a person in many different ways.

Because of the complexity of the brain itself, two people with similar injuries or health issues, and even people of the same age, can be affected very differently. A traumatic brain injury can result in speech problems, memory loss and mobility and co-ordination problems. At the more extreme end of the scale, a person whose brain has been damaged may sink into a coma.

The person affected by a traumatic injury may not be fully aware of what has happened to them, so they may not seem to be in great distress. For loved ones this can be a double edged sword. On the one hand, it will be a relief not to see the person they love in distress, but, on the other hand, that person may not know who relatives or friends are. Mentally, a victim may seem fine and also not to be in any pain. But they could be suffering from numbing, disabling injuries.

People suffering from a traumatic injury will require help psychologically. If they are struggling to return to their former selves, mentally, they should be given careful attention. A stroke victim, for instance, will often benefit from music therapy or even audio books. Conversation alone will often help, too, but there are other ways of stimulating the brain after a traumatic injury. Pet therapy can also be beneficial.

Any injury to the brain is scary – to victim and loved ones alike. But the human body has a remarkable ability of being able to come back from serious injury and health issues, and people have been stirred out of a coma by music, or a loved one’s voice – just when all hope seemed to have faded. Dealing with a traumatic injury should be done with a sense of realism, but not with a sense of defeatism. Positive thinking is the back bone of everybody’s life, happiness breeds happiness.

If you have suffered from a serious injury and think you can claim contact us at Fletchers serious injury solicitors UK.

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