What are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

How to identify traumatic brain injuries.

Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can range from mental injuries to physical injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are a very common injury, and they are expected to rise in numbers in the coming years. So, what are the symptoms of brain injuries? Also, how to identify traumatic brain injuries (“TBI”)?

A TBI can be caused by ay blow to the head whether it be a knock, a bump, or an injury that penetrated the head. This type of injury can result in the functioning of the brain being interrupted. The most prominent causes of TBIs include motor accidents, sporting injuries, or violence. According to the CDC, an acquired brain injury (ABI) on the other hand is a broader term but is also a cause of brain interruptions.

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If you feel that you or someone you know is suffering from a brain injury, they may feature the symptoms discussed in this article. These symptoms can be common if the person has been involved in an accident or some sort of trauma involving head trauma. However, some brain injuries are not as visible as others, so they may be easy to miss.

Physical Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries, TBI

  • Mental and Physical Fatigue
  • Slurring Speech of Difficulty Communicating
  • Lack of Consciousness
  • Headaches and/or Dizziness
  • Bleeding out of the Ears
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Fluid Leaking from Ears or Nose
  • Seizures

Cognitive Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries, TBI

  • Difficulty Understanding Others
  • Difficulty Processing Information
  • Inability to Express Oneself
  • Memory Loss or Amnesia

Perceptual Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Lack of Orientation
  • Sense Changes (sight, touch, smell, sound, taste)
  • Balance Problems

Emotional/Behavioral Symptoms of TBI

  • Easy to Irritate
  • Living in Denial
  • Reduced Ability to Handle Stress
  • Becoming Sluggish

What Should you do if you Think you or Someone you Know has a Brain Injury?


While not every head injury will result in a brain injury, it is important to be sure before it is too late. As soon as any symptoms occur or become prevalent, seek medical help. If you are afraid or even have a small feeling that you have a brain injury, contact a medical professional right away. Being prompt is crucial when speaking of a brain injury.

If you know that someone you know has been in an accident and they experience any of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, convince them to seek medical help immediately. If they refuse, try to get them to rest, apply a cold compress, and do your best to persuade them.

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