Hallmarks of Traumatic Brain Injury
More than 50% of mild traumatic brain injuries go undiagnosed by emergency room staff and physicians after a motor vehicle collision. Be aware of the hallmarks of brain injury and request a proper TBI evaluation if you show any of these signs.
Physiological Hallmarks of TBICommon physiological symptoms of TBI include: Headaches, dizziness/ vertigo, lack of coordination,
generalized fatigue, sleep disturbance/ insomnia, sensitivity to lights and noise, nausea, and decreased appetite.
Behavioral/Psychological Hallmarks of TBICommon behavioral/psychological symptoms of TBI include: Mood and behavioral changes, perseveration, tangentiality, anxiety, depression, irritability, lack of inhibition, general social inappropriateness, and social withdrawal.
Cognitive Hallmarks of TBICommon cognitive symptoms of TBI include: Memory impairment, inability to concentrate or focus, disorganization, word finding difficulties, decreased fine motor skills, and overall cognitive decline.