Posted on August 6, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Part Twelve: the frontal lobe deficit of too much talking


One major problem with brain injury diagnosis, is that the methodologies rarely take into account real world communication challenges that many brain injured people have.  One such issue with Angela is logorrhea, a tendency to talk too much, a sort of diarrhea of the mouth.  Logorrhea can be translated to mean: too many words.  For Angela, it is one of her biggest social challenges, and even though she knows she does it, she has very little insight as how to control it. Angela’s unique but significant explanation for this tendency is that by talking, she can keep control of the inputs into her brain. It is easier to follow conversation, when she is talking rather than listening.


In Part Thirteen Angela discusses working with TBI


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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice :: 800-992-9447