Coping With Volatile Emotions And Hallucinations After A Major Head Injury?
, I’ve had an accident and had amnesia for 1 month, I’ve had surgery 2x, then the side effects of the amnesia, my emotions are very unstable, even said to be out of bounds, up and down very quickly.. How to deal with it? What therapy should I do to prevent unwanted things from happening.. Because I was depressed too, I had hallucinations to kill myself, or just die…. I want to recover from this madness.. please help me become a mentally strong person
Hello sister Hani,
Memory loss or amnesia, as well as emotional changes can be caused by several conditions such as: Disorders of the innervation of the brain such as brain edema, brain hemorrhage, impaired brain oxygen supply triggered by head injury or head impact and stroke. Trauma due to a frightening event so that the mind tries to erase the memory of the event from memory. Infection or inflammation of the brain.
Emotional feelings that are easily fluctuated, irritable, and want to commit suicide can be symptoms such as: depression, borderline personality disorder, and hyperthyroidism.
It is recommended to see a psychiatrist who will dig deeper into your feelings and complaints, examinations that can be directed, such as blood hematology examination, thyroid hormone examination, CT scan or brain MRI.
The doctor will give special drug therapy to deal with emotions such as antidepressant drugs, SSRIs, anticonvulsants, nerve vitamins. And psychotherapy is counseling about feelings and exchanging ideas. If there is a desire to commit suicide, it is a strong indication to start treatment and care even in the hospital to avoid actions that endanger yourself from objects around you.
It is recommended to do psychotherapy to train and build mental resilience to the problems at hand. click the article Importance of psychotherapy. Get closer to religion. Share your worries and burdens with your family, relatives or friends whom you feel comfortable and trusted, discuss and support each other. Treatment can't be short but takes time, you don't need to be ashamed of the treatment you're taking because it's for the good of your emotional stability. There is no need to despair if you have amnesia, ask your parents or relatives or friends to tell about past events that can be shown with photos or travel to places of memory. Make new memories and have fun. may be useful