Traumatic Brain Injury

Effects of Brain Injury

- Severe depression and/or panic and anxiety attacks
- Low self esteem
- Mood swings
- Uncontrollable emotional outbursts
- Irritability, agitation and unexplained anger
- Improper social communications
- Anti social behaviour
- Sexual dysfunction
- Denial of changes
- Delusional, paranoia, excessive compulsive disorders
- Post traumatic stress disorder

- Simple problem solving issues.
- Short term working memory problems
- Concentration problems
- Lack of ability to cope with decision-making

- Headaches
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Sleeping disorders
- Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
- Co-ordination problems
- Mild or moderate seizures

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired brain injury (ABI) caused by physical damage to the brain, either as a result of a a blow to the head or by the brain impacting with the skull via a whiplash motion of the head. Bruising, bleeding, swelling, or tearing of brain tissue may occur. The head being forced to move rapidly forward or backward