Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are many causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), but the most common are falls, car accidents, and being hit by an object. TBI can range from mild (concussion) to severe (coma or death). Symptoms of TBI can appear immediately after the injury or may not be apparent for days or weeks. If you have suffered a TBI, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Even if you do not have any obvious symptoms, a brain scan can often show evidence of an injury. If the injury is severe, you may need to be hospitalized for treatment.
If you have suffered a TBI, you may also experience some emotional and behavioral changes. You may feel angry, anxious, or depressed. You may have trouble concentrating or sleeping. These symptoms are normal and will usually improve with time. If they do not, you may need to seek counseling or other support.
Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating, but with proper treatment and support, most people make a full recovery. If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI, don't hesitate to get help.