Thinking & Cognitive Symptoms Following Brain Injury

Thinking and Cognitive Symptoms Following Brain Injury

Many people who sustain a brain injury experience problems with their ability to think, plan, concentrate, and remember. After a brain injury, some cognitive symptoms may appear right away, while others can arise long after the injury. If you or someone you know has sustained a blow to the head, it's important to keep an eye out for any of these 'invisible indicators' of a brain injury.

If any of these symptoms appear immediately or soon after the injury, then the injured person needs to be evaluated at a hospital right away. If weeks, months, or years have passed by since the injury, then it may be helpful to enlist the help of a neuropsychologist, who can administer a series of tests that screen for thinking-related impairments due to brain injury.

Posted on BrainLine June 21, 2017.