Just like people, every brain injury is unique. In fact, healthcare professionals in the field of brain injury often say, “If you’ve seen one brain injury, you’ve seen one brain injury.” Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Most signs or symptoms are evident soon after the traumatic event, while you may only become aware of others days or weeks later.
The following are the most common signs and symptoms of a TBI:
Children with a brain injury can have the same symptoms as adults, but it is often harder for them to share how they feel. Call your child’s doctor if they have had a blow to the head and you notice any of these symptoms:
Sometimes adults and children complain of “just not feeling like themselves.”
Most people make a good recovery from a concussion, but it’s important to take what may seem like just a bump on the head seriously. If you or a loved one notices any of the above symptoms, you should seek medical attention right away.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Model Systems of Knowledge Translation Center
The Mayo Clinic