Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

This list is not all inclusive of all TBI symptoms.  Also, a victim who suffers a TBI may have very few of these symptoms and still have a very serious and permanent TBI.

  • Loss of simple movement of various body parts.
  • Inability to plan a sequence of complex movements needed to complete multi-stepped tasks, such as making coffee.
  • Loss of spontaneity in interacting with others.
  • Loss of flexibility in thinking.
  • Persistence of a single thought.
  • Inability to focus on task .
  • Mood changes.
  • Changes in social behavior.
  • Changes in personality.
  • Difficulty with problem solving.
  • Inability to express language.
  • Inability to attend to more than one object at a time.
  • Inability to name an object.
  • Inability to locate the words for writing.
  • Problems with reading.
  • Difficulty with drawing objects.
  • Difficulty in distinguishing left from right.
  • Difficulty with doing mathematics.
  • Lack of awareness of certain body parts and/or surrounding space that leads to difficulties in self-care.
  • Inability to focus visual attention.
  • Difficulties with eye and hand coordination.
  • Defects in vision.
  • Difficulty with locating objects in environment.
  • Difficulty with identifying colors.
  • Production of hallucinations.
  • Visual illusions – inaccurately seeing objects.
  • Word blindness – inability to recognize words.
  • Difficulty in recognizing drawn objects.
  • Inability to recognize the movement of object .
  • Difficulties with reading and writing.
  • Difficulty in recognizing faces .
  • Difficulty in understanding spoken words .
  • Disturbance with selective attention to what we see and hear.
  • Difficulty with identification of, and verbalization about objects.
  • Short term memory loss.
  • Interference with long term memory.
  • Increased and decreased interest in sexual behavior.
  • Inability to catagorize objects.
  • Right lobe damage can cause persistent talking.
  • Increased aggressive behavior.
  • Decreased vital capacity in breathing, important for speech.
  • Swallowing food and water.
  • Difficulty with organization/perception of the environment.
  • Problems with balance and movement.
  • Dizziness and nausea.
  • Sleeping difficulties.
  • Loss of ability to coordinate fine movements.
  • Loss of ability to walk.
  • Inability to reach out and grab objects.
  • Tremors.
  • Dizziness.
  • Slurred Speech.
  • Inability to make rapid movements.

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