“In our experience we have found it extremely detrimental psychologically for people to place themselves in positions where they are continuously faced with failure on account of specific areas of deficit due to brain injury.”
-report on an anonymous patient (Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town)
TBI can be acquired in many ways and can be life-altering or even fatal if left untreated. According to the CDC, moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. People with TBI are also more likely to abuse alcohol or illicit drugs and die from seizures, accidental drug poisoning, infections, and pneumonia.
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RESILIENT YOUNG BRAINS The younger and more resilient you are, the more cognitive function you are likely to recover following a mild to severe traumatic brain injury, according to an Australian study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. The researchers found that age and IQ were much more important for cognitive recovery than the length of time people experienced post traumatic amnesia following the injury.
Even after a minor head injury, brain function can be temporarily impaired and this is sometimes referred to as concussion. This can lead to difficulties such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, depression, irritability and memory problems.
While most people are symptom-free within two weeks, some can experience problems for months or even years after a minor head injury.