While every individual instance of traumatic brain injury is different, there are some symptoms that typically arise or present themselves in the event that someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Some of these symptoms may include loss and/or impairment of memory, executive functioning, cognitive difficulties (including problems with thinking clearly and processing information), speech problems, personality changes, fatigue, and depression, among others.
Often times symptoms from a minor brain injury may be classified as Post-Concussive Disorder, particularly if the symptoms eventually go away. Nonetheless, these symptoms can be deliberating and have a major impact on your life.
In order to fully determine whether or not someone is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, the injured party should seek medical attention from someone who specializes in brain injuries, such as a neurologist or a neuropsychologist.
In some cases, MRIs or CT scans do not show any abnormalities so it is important to consult with an expert if you experiencing symptoms of a TBI.