Symptoms of brain injury vary depending on the type and severity of the damage. Common symptoms of traumatic brain injury caused by some external trauma to the head include:
- persistent headache
- inability to concentrate
- memory loss
- fatigue or listlessness
- changes in mood, behavior, or cognitive function (for example, trouble reading, thinking, speaking)
- nausea, and
- blurred vision.
Loss of consciousness: While loss of consciousness is a common symptom, it is not essential. It is common for brain injury sufferers to experience some period of unconsciousness after head trauma or an accident. But even very severe brain injury can occur without total loss of consciousness.
Symptoms can appear over time: Brain injuries, especially those called “mild” brain injuries, can be difficult to recognize and are commonly misdiagnosed or missed at the emergency room. A delay between the accident and the onset of symptoms is common. In fact, a brain-injured person may appear to be fine right after an accident, but may feel or act differently days or weeks later. This is why it’s important to get medical attention if you suffer any kind of blow to the head, even if you feel fine or think the head trauma was “minor.”
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