They say every stroke is different. But people don’t fully realize that every stroke is also complex and messy. Mixed in with those symptoms are emotions -- like confusion, frustration, anger, denial, resentment, grieving, anxiety, and sadness. This can make the therapist's and the doctor's job harder but ultimately more rewarding.
There are things you can do to cope with emotional PBA:
- Note the posture you take when crying. When you think you are about to cry, change your posture.
- Relax your forehead, shoulders, and other muscle groups that tense up during an emotional episode.