This is also kind of a general neurology question so I thought I'd post it here.

I recently found out a friend of mine with athetoid CP has severe anxiety. She had a lot of emotional outbursts(crying and screaming) and slightly inappropriate behavior when she slept over and it was a bit of a shock to me because she never told me her issues were so severe. Can the anxiety be linked to brain damage or is it just emotional/psychological??? Let me know! She was without oxygen for quite awhile during/after birth and I wonder if on top of the CP maybe another part of her brain dealing with emotions was affected??? Is there anything I can do as her friend to help? I know if she walks into a strangers house and has an outburst like that she could get in trouble. I also don't want to end up doing anything that reinforces the negative behavior. Her family doesn't want her on meds.