Common Symptoms of Brain Injury

Common Symptoms of brain injury

A brain injury can happen to a child or adult of any age, race, gender, religion or social status. The problems that result from TBI, such as issues with thinking and memory, are often not visible, and because awareness about TBI is limited, it is frequently referred to as the Silent Epidemic.

If the head is hit or shaken, a concussion or closed head injury can result. A concussion is seldom life-threatening, so doctors often use the term “mild” when the person is only dazed or confused or loses consciousness for a short time. However, a concussion can result in serious symptoms.

People who survive multiple concussions may have more serious problems.

People who have had a concussion may say that they are fine, even though their behavior or personality has changed. If you notice such changes in a family member or friend, suggest they get medical help.

Common Symptoms of Brain Injury Include:

Not feeling like regular self; something is “off”

Headaches or ringing in the ears

Trouble with memory, attention or concentration

Difficulty organizing daily tasks

Easily irritated or angered

Feeling light-headed or dizzy

Blurred vision or eyes tire easily

Feeling sad, anxious or listless

Feeling tired all the time

More sensitive to sounds, lights or distractions

Impaired decision-making or problem solving

Difficulty inhibiting behavior - impulsive

Slowed thinking, moving, speaking or reading

Easily confused, feeling easily overwhelmed

Change in sleep - much more or much less

Change in sexual interest or behavior