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Acquired Brain Injury

Mental Health

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A person with an acquired brain injury may also struggle with mental health problems. A common mental illness experienced by people with an acquired brain injury is depression. Such mental illnesses may stem from the stressful impact of acquiring a brain injury, may be directly caused by changes in the brain due to the brain injury, or a person may have pre-existing psychological problems that are exacerbated by the injury.

In this 'Speaking From Experience' video clip participants discuss the many difficulties faced by people living with an acquired brain injury, and the impact this has on their mental health including feelings of hopelessness, negative self-concept and extreme emotional distress.

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