What are the Possible Effects from suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A TBI may range from suffering a short change in mental consciousness or capability (mild), to a long time period of amnesia or unconsciousness.
TBI can cause a significant change in short and long term abilities affecting critical reasoning, emotions, and use of language.
TBI injuries can lead to substantial changes in memory, as well as alter one's taste, touch and scent abilities.
A brain injuries also causes dramatic swings of personality, depression, and anxiety. People who suffer TBI have been known to act out inappropriately and for no reason, or behave aggressively when they didn't before.
Traumatic Brain Injuries have been known to cause or contribute to epilepsy and heightened risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other brain disorders.
Studies have shown that approximately 75% of Traumatic Brain Injuries are concussions or lessor forms of brain injuries, multiple instances of mild brain injuries, like concussions, can lead to significant cognitive impairment over time..
General Tips to Help Recovery from a TBI:
Rest! Don't rush back school or work.
Avoid types of activities that could lead to another hit to the head (contact sports, risky behavior)
Get advice from a medical professional about when its safe to drive a car, motorcycle, or bike. Even a mild brain injury, such as a concussion, can reduce reaction ability.
If you find yourself having trouble remembering things, write them down. This seems obvious, but studies show that the act of writing will strengthen some cognitive abilities.
Avoid medications (if possible), and alcohol.
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