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After a long Traumatic brain injury recovery with social isolation how can I get back into a social life?
My head injury (basal skull fracture) was 3 1/2 years ago and after a whole lot of recovery time I have finally started to feel like the old me again (the TBI caused psychological problems more than physical problems). After the accident I battled Severe Depression, Anxiety, signs of Ptsd, agoraphobia, and self destructive behavior. After a few years of therapy, counseling, and medication I have either overcome or managed those problems. Now I want my life back which is very hard to do because i have isolated myself from all my friends or have scared them away with the very different personality I had for a while. what should I do, should i try to reconnect with some of my friends or should i just try to meat new people, if so where and how (by the way I am 23 years old). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Hello .I know what u mean and have been through somewhat similar situation. I would suggest that you join something- like some hobby classes or resume your studies or join a job. Something that would put you in touch with a group of people who would have something common with you in life .That would very naturally put you back on the social track in no time. As for ur old friends ;let it take its own time and after you are somewhat back to ur previous normal self-you can get in touch with them again. But since old friends revive old memories and also since you havent had much in common with them lately ,it would be a better idea and more natural and easier for you to begin your life afresh-amidst new people, places and situations and then later move on towards the older ones too.It would also help you to open towards new aspects of your own personality and changes in your interests ,life style tendencies etc which are natural occurings when people rehabilitate.You might also discover that there are parts of your mind and personality that u have left behind.Personally I was surprised to find out that everything was was so easy .
congratualtions and al the best for new beginnings
REM Sleep and Ptsd Recovery – Part I – Barry Krakow, MD