Symptoms of brain injury

Brain injuries are as individual as the person who was injured. The short and long-term effects of a brain injury vary widely depending on the cause, the location of the injury, and severity. Some of the more common symptoms include:

- Weakness or numbness
- Loss of coordination
- Fatigue or sleep disorders
- Headache, nausea or vomiting
- Slurred Speech
- Seizures  
- Difficulty Swallowing

- Memory or attention problems
- Slow procession of information
- Lack of awareness/denial
- Decreased initiation
- Inability to shift mental tasks
- Difficulty planning/organizing
- Poor decision-making
- Language difficulties

- Changes in vision, hearing, smell,
taste, or sense of touch
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Disorientation or a confused state

Behavioral and Emotional
- Depression or anxiety
- Agitation or irritability
- Mood changes
- Lack of inhibition

The above list is not exhaustive.
Even if the symptoms are mild or atypical, every brain injury is a serious medical condition that requires prompt attention and diagnosis. Diagnosis of a brain injury can be complex, as numerous other conditions (such as depression or epilepsy) can have similar symptoms.




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