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