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Watch for these hidden signs of traumatic brain injury

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2023 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury |

Not all car accident injuries are readily apparent. In fact, some have hidden symptoms that are commonly written off as something less severe.

Failing to recognize these hidden injuries can lead to more extensive damage, which could leave you or a loved one with long-lasting harm. This is particularly true when you’re dealing with a traumatic brain injury.

The hidden symptoms of traumatic brain injury

When people think of traumatic brain injuries, they often conjure up images of the most severe effects. While a traumatic brain injury can certainly leave you with debilitating outcomes, there are oftentimes more subtle signs that a more serious injury has occurred. Here are some of the hidden signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury:

  • Mental sluggishness and fatigue, which is attributable to exerting additional energy to focus on tasks when a brain injury has diminished your ability to concentrate.
  • Changes to personality, which may include irritability, greater risk taking, and loss of interest in once beloved activities.
  • Speech challenges, including slurred speech.
  • Loss of sense of humor, since a damaged brain is more likely to take statements literally.
  • Forgetfulness, which could be a sign that a particular part of the brain has been damaged.

There are many other signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury, which is why you need to be on the lookout for them and seek prompt follow up care if any of them are identified.

Don’t let your accident injuries derail your future

Recovering from your accident injuries can take a significant amount of time and energy. But don’t lose hope. Keep your eye on the future and be confident knowing that through hard work and dedication, you can reclaim at least some of the life that was unfairly taken from you.


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