March 20, 2015
Regardless of the cause of a brain injury, recognizing the symptoms can sometimes be difficult. This is because symptoms are sometimes delayed by hours or days or come on gradually and many symptoms go beyond just physical pain.
Common symptoms of brain injury can include:
- Changes in thinking or remembering. This can include difficulty concentrating, feeling “slowed down” or trouble remembering new information.
- Changes in physical state. Headaches, dizziness, nausea, balance problems and more can be symptoms of a brain injury.
- Changes in your emotional state or mood. For many brain injury patients, symptoms like irritability, sadness, nervousness or anxiety are signs of injury.
- Changes in your sleep. Trouble falling asleep and sleeping more or less than normal can be signs of brain injury.