Following a Catastrophic Injury it can often be easy to miss the signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury, due to the focus on treating serious physical injuries.
The Mayo Clinic have outlined the 6 brain functions that suffer the most following a Traumatic Brain Injury, and it is interesting to see that 4 out of the 6 (Intellect, Behavior, Emotions & Sensory) functions that may not be easily detectable.
If you have a close relative or friend who has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, it is essential you keep in mind these clues that help prompt further investigation.
Traumatic brain injury most often is the result of severe external force against the head. The force is violent enough to cause brain dysfunction and disrupt necessary brain and bodily functions. When a traumatic brain injury occurs, according to the National Institutes of Health, several brain functions are disrupted causing various degrees of damage from mild to permanent.