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What are some subtle signs of a traumatic brain injury?

On Behalf of | Aug 22, 2023 | Construction Accidents

When dealing with a sudden accident on a construction site, you may find yourself struggling in ways you did not expect. If this injury is a blow to your head, you may have a traumatic brain injury.

It may make you confused if you do not know the common signs of a TBI. Knowing more about this can help you determine if you need more medical attention.

Changing emotions and behaviors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people around you may notice a change in how you express yourself and your emotions. You could appear more easily irritated and upset by incidents you did not feel strongly about before. In some instances, you may even show early signs of depression or have intense feelings of anxiety.

Trouble remembering thoughts or ideas

When you are in a conversation, you may notice that you cannot recall some ideas or facts you previously knew. It can also feel like a struggle to concentrate on what another person is saying.

This other person may notice the changes in you before you do, which is another sign that you could have a TBI. What you say and how you describe your thoughts may become more unclear as time passes.

Struggling to move

When you cannot stand upright for a long time or balance, you may struggle to go places as usual. This sudden lack of motor skills can also leave you feeling weak in your arms and legs.

No matter what symptoms you show, learning more about traumatic brain injuries can help you.


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