Irritability and Anger after Brain Injury
Samantha Backhaus, Ph.D
A survivor’s behavior can show early warning signs of growing irritability or anger after a brain injury. This tip card has strategies for survivors, families and caregivers to prevent, manage, and control irritability when a person feels overloaded by noise, lights, or activity in the environment. There are also tips for survivors to manage and control their anger, and avoid certain thinking traps. Tips for caregivers on managing the survivor’s anger are included in this tip card as well. Learning how to control irritability and anger can positively affect everyone, including the survivor, family and caregivers.