Emotional pain can be just as painful as physical for those who have experienced it. Some people still believe that it is just not possible, how can something in your mind cause more pain than actual physical injury? Recent research has uncovered that the same area of the brain that distinguishes physical pain, also identifies emotional pain, therefore proving that emotional pain can hurt just as much as other serious injuries.

It is usually physical pain words that we use to describe emotional pain, such as throbbing, stabbing or stinging.

A head injury, such as falling over and banging your head on concrete pavement, can cause significant damage to your brain. Brain injury can cause a change in personality, the way people feel and their emotions.

The emotional change can come on quite quickly after a head injury, when the person becomes conscious they could have a completely different personality but after a few hours or days it can go back to normal.

This, however, is not always the case; sometimes the damage can be more permanent. The injured might experience frequent mood swings or a quick change in emotions.

Mood swings are occasionally caused by damage to the part of the brain which controls emotion and behavior, therefore resulting in change of behavior and sudden mood changes. There is usually no specific thing that triggers the emotional change.

This can be very confusing for family members, as they tend to think that they have said something to upset you, when this isn’t the case. The brain injury can cause sudden incidents of laughing or crying that can have no apparent relevance to how the person actually feels. The person cannot control these mood swings.

To help with these emotional changes, it is advisable to have counseling by yourself and with family members so they know how to cope better with the situations. You can also seek legal advice from legal aid solicitors such as Irwin Mitchell should you think it is necessary to launch formal complaints.