*Breaking down and tackling the outcomes
*Understanding outcomes in terms of their causes
*Managing and improving symptoms
*Making positive life changes
The neurological changes that occur can be multitudinous, and without information about the causes, many people struggle to recuperate. Understanding can have a significant impact on progress, and dealing with physical symptoms as early on as possible, can directly affect how long it takes someone to feel better and in more control of where they need to focus their efforts.
Due to a general lack of recognition and awareness, there are millions of people across the world who have been struggling for many years without professional support and help. When you are dealing with the outcomes of brain injury, it can be challenging to find the information you need.
Many people are:
- not given information or advice about where they can find it
- not referred to specialist help
- insurance doesn’t cover their needs
- often individual symptoms are treated and medicated separately by a general practitioner.
Forming a plan
Formulate an organised plan you can refer back to by breaking down your symptoms and forming a list, adding to it each time you notice something you forgot to include, and working towards a better understanding of the causes. It is very common for people to think they have grasped an understanding of something only to find out days or weeks later that they have forgotten all about it again.
Noting your symptoms
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Making positive life changes
By reducing the secondary outcomes, such as inflammation, you can start to feel better. Depending on how long symptoms have remained unaddressed and their severity, can influence how quickly this happens.
These life changes are dealt with in detail under Healing Your Brain.