TBI Voices

TBI Mood Disorders Complicate Brain Injury

Posted on June 13th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Mood Disorders: Michael Part Twenty-One Michael goes into detail about TBI mood disorders and what diagnosis he has and how they effect his everyday living and relationships. So let’s focus specifically on TBI mood disorder.  We talked about TBI mood disorder some before.  Do you have a formal diagnosis..
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Return to Work after TBI: For a Survivor of a Brain Injury

Posted on June 14th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Return to Work After TBI: Michael Part Twenty-Two Michael talks about his return to work after TBI  and the problems he had with his employment at a group home and his problems in the community. I wanted to talk to you specifically about your return to work after TBI.  You..
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TBI Mood Medication: Interfered with Survivors Return to Work

Posted on June 18th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Mood Medication: Michael Part Twenty-Three Michael goes on to tell us about how the TBI mood medications effected him and how it interferes with his return to work.  Now you said you’ve got a degree in human services but you have trouble with humans?  I have, yes. What problems did..
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TBI Violence:Understanding Violent Outburst at Work

Posted on June 19th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Violence:  Michael Part Twenty-Four Michael talks about the troubles he had at work with his TBI violence and the criminal record he now has because of his TBI violence. You said you had been on over 19 medications at the time of you were working at the group home?..
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Following Script At Work After Brain Injury

Posted on June 20th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Following Script at Work: Michael Part Twenty Five In part twenty-five, Michael talks about the problems he had in the workplace with human contact issues. He also struggled with following script at work. We talked about the first job you had after your TBI and you’ve had a couple of..
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TBI Petit Mal Seizures Created Problems with Census Bureau Job

Posted on June 27th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Petit Mal Seizures: Michael Part Twenty Six Procedural non-compliance wasn’t as big a problem with his next job, working for the U.S. Census bureau. But unfortunately,working on the computers set off his TBI petit mal seizure disorder. What did you end up doing for the government? This is what I..
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TBI Deficits: Accommodating Procedural Brain Injury Deficits

Posted on June 28th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

TBI Deficits: Part Twenty Seven Michael and I discussed the different TBI deficits and what triggers them such as what would trigger his temper and tendency to become violent.   Let’s specifically talk about the kind TBI deficits that triggers your temper or what we might call a neurobehavioral problem..
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Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Interfered With Work

Posted on June 29th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms: Michael Part Twenty Eight Michael talks about working with traumatic brain injury symptoms and the effect the limitations that traumatic brain injury symptoms cause. There’s a list of criteria that the Social Security Administration publishes in terms of the mental abilities it takes to be able..
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Work Attendance Problems Weren’t Primary Problem

Posted on July 5th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Work Attendance Problems: Michael Part Twenty Nine We continued to go down the checklist contained in the SSA website for mental abilities needed to sustain employment after a TBI. Work attendance problems is one on the list. You didn’t just injure your brain, you injured other of parts of your..
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Getting Along with Co-Workers a Brain Injury Challenge

Posted on July 5th, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Getting Along with Co-Workers: Michael Part Thirty Perhaps the single biggest challenge for someone returning to work after a brain injury is the challenge of getting along with co-workers. Work is increasingly so not a place where an employee does his job in isolation.  As employment environments have become less..
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