I suffered an ABI from hypoxia and sepsis in 2016. Since then my marriage has been crumbling. I’m not sure if it’s the depression & PTSD, medication, or something actually physically wrong with my brain, but I do not feel love, empathy or joy the same way anymore. I feel like I have the range of emotions of a zombie
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Yes! All those feelings I can relate too. I am 3 1/2 years post Abi. Best advice given to me was to seek out a mental health nurse practitioner familiar with brain injuries. With a little trial and error I am in a much better place then I was before. I don’t expect to ever be exactly the way I was before encephalitis hit me but improvement can happen. God bless and be well
Your brain reacts differently even to depression medication that you may have taken before the ABI or TBI in my case... or any medication because the reactions are now different. But it can be helped and navigated. I go to occupational therapy, vocational therapy and psychologist.