Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI can be defined as an injury to the brain of any kind and can have long-term consequences. Symptoms can include loss of energy, headaches, chronic pain, dizziness, forgetfulness, memory problems, inability to focus or concentrate, mood swings, anxiety, agitation, depression, visual perceptual problems, personality changes, and even seizures in certain cases. Stress tolerance, coping abilities, and any pre-existing conditions prior to the injury could also worsen after the TBI. Many individuals may behave or feel differently although medical tests find no significant brain damage as well.
For many, symptoms are independent from the severity of the injury and/or the length of unconsciousness. These symptoms may also begin immediately after the injury or even months or years later.
To determine an individual's strengths and weaknesses following trauma, a neurology examination and/or neuropsychological testing and evaluation may be necessary. Neurofeedback can also assist the brain in healing; this treatment along with any other treatments recommended by a neurologist may offer the opportunity for the individual to return to some sense of normal functioning more rapidly than with no treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about assessment services, you may contact our intake department at 614-442-0664 to request more specific information.