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What are signs of a traumatic brain injury?

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Signs of a TBI include:

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Double or fuzzy vision
  • Feeling foggy or groggy
  • Feeling sluggish or tired
  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble remembering

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Sports-related head injury."

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: "Head Injury."

Brain Injury Association of America: "Sports & Concussions."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Head Injuries: What to Watch for Afterward."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page."

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons: "Keep Injured High School Athletes Out of the Game."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons: "Sports-related head injury."

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: "Head Injury."

Brain Injury Association of America: "Sports & Concussions."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Head Injuries: What to Watch for Afterward."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page."

American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons: "Keep Injured High School Athletes Out of the Game."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 22, 2018

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