What are the first signs of brain damage?

What are the first signs of brain damage?

Physical symptoms of brain damage include:

  • Persistent headaches.
  • Extreme mental fatigue.
  • Extreme physical fatigue.
  • Paralysis.
  • Weakness.
  • Tremors.
  • Seizures.
  • Sensitivity to light.

What are the 4 general categories of symptoms of a TBI?

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

  • Behavior or mood changes.
  • Confusion or memory problems.
  • Convulsions or seizures.
  • Dilated pupils or blurred vision.
  • Dizziness, fainting or fatigue.
  • Headaches.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Restlessness or agitation.

Can someone have TBI and not know it?

Yes. Many people who have problems such as poor memory, difficulties in learning and behavioral issues are unaware they are experiencing symptoms resulting from an “unidentified” traumatic brain injury. An unidentified TBI usually stems from a past trauma, and medical treatment was not sought.

What is the mildest form of traumatic brain injury?

A concussion is generally referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI.

What happens if a TBI goes untreated?

Getting hit (or falling) hard enough in the head can lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI). When left untreated, TBI can lead to negative, long-term physical effects such as an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, immediate memory loss, trouble with verbal communication, and trouble reasoning.

What are common symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

loss of consciousness after the traumatic brain injury anywhere from a few seconds to minutes and even a few hours

  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • seizures
  • dilation in the pupils
  • double vision
  • clear fluids or blood draining from the ears or nose
  • any neurologic deficit,such as slurred speech; loss of balance,weakness of legs,arms,or face
  • dizziness
  • What are the signs of permanent brain damage?

    – trouble sleeping – irritability – violent outbursts – symptoms of psychosis – self-harm

    What are symptoms of severe head trauma?


  • Concentration
  • Distractibility
  • Memory
  • Speed of Processing
  • Confusion
  • Perseveration
  • Impulsiveness
  • Language Processing
  • “Executive functions”
  • What to do if you hit your head really hard?

    A headache that continues after the injury or gets worse.

  • Visual disturbances,or pupils looking “a little off.”
  • Dizziness,nausea or vomiting,particularly projectile vomiting.
  • Confusion.