Brain injury can have an impact on a person’s mental state, with many factors contributing to experiences such as clinical depression and panic attacks.
Although these can be confronting topics, it is important to have an understanding of the impact brain injury has on mental health. Once you are aware of these impacts, a range of treatment and support options can be approached with your doctors and support team.
Panic attacks occur when the body reacts as if it is in immense danger in a situation where most people would not be afraid.
People with an acquired brain injury may be at risk of suicide at some stage of their recovery process. It is very important for family members and friends to recognise the danger signs, know how to help and who to turn to for advice or referral.