Brain concussion/TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain concussion, or if the symptoms last- post-concussion syndrome, is a quite common consequence of a blow to the head.
There are various symptoms to consider in the weeks and sometimes months/years after the injury; Headache and dizziness, light sensitivity and double vision, psychiatric symptoms with disturbances in the brain’s intellectual functions (cognitive disturbances). The extent will vary from person to person.
For most people, symptoms occur within the first 7 to 10 days. Many experience personality changes, irritability, anxiety and depression after mild brain injuries. Some are intolerant to sounds. Others are strained by large crowds of people, can tolerate less alcohol. Family often reports changed and often irritable behavior, stubbornness and also objective, suspicious or obstinate conduct. Loss of memory and concentration is not unusual. Fatigue, insomnia and depression are also quite common.
The post-concussion syndrome usually reflects a mild brain concussion. The syndrome could also appear after moderate and more severe brain injury, and even after a whiplash. Most people with a post-concussion syndrome have been exposed to a brain concussion, a mild form of brain injury. A brain concussion will cause a temporary change in the brain’s functions.
30-80 percent of patients with a moderate brain concussion will experience a form of post-concussion syndrome.
There are many causes behind the symptoms but not all are quite established. Some say there reason could come from damaged brain tissues, while others claim this is psychological. Nevertheless, the symptoms are real and need to be treated.