Is there a way to tell if someone has brain damage?
Would someone be able to tell if someone else had brain damage, without using a MRI machine (or whichever machine it is)? I have had multiple head injuries as a child (When I was 5, I got hit in the front of my head with a golf club, and had to get stitches. It was an accident though. When I was 7, I fell backwards and hit my head on a table, had to get stitches and still have a scar on the back of my head.) and I wonder if I have brain damage. Would these things cause brain damage? Would I need a doctor to prove/disprove if I had brain damage?
- LisaLv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
Hi James, according to WebMD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by an external force -- such as a blow to the head -- that causes the brain to move inside the skull or damages the skull. This in turn damages the brain.
Causes of traumatic brain injury include:
blows to the head
falls or accidents
There are numerous symptoms of brain damage, whether traumatic or acquired. They fall into four major categories:
Cognitive symptoms of brain damage include:
difficulty processing information
difficulty in expressing thoughts
difficulty understanding others
shortened attention span
inability to understand abstract concepts
impaired decision-making ability
Perceptual symptoms of brain damage include:
change in vision, hearing, or sense of touch
inability to sense time
disorders of smell and taste
heightened sensitivity to pain
Physical symptoms of brain damage include:
extreme mental fatigue
extreme physical fatigue
sensitivity to light
loss of consciousness
Behavioral/emotional symptoms of brain damage include:
irritability and impatience
reduced tolerance for stress
flattened or heightened emotions or reactions
denial of disability
The extent and effect of brain damage is determined by a neurological exam, neuroimaging testing such as X-rays or CT scans, and neuropsychological assessment such as checking reflexes. Doctors will stabilize the patient to prevent further injury, ensure blood and oxygen are flowing properly to the brain, and ensure that blood pressure is controlled.
It may be best to seek the advice of a doctor.
- AnnLv 78 years ago
You can tell if there's brain damage and which parts of the brain are injured by having a neuropsychological assessment. This is a paper-and-pencil test that assesses all kinds of things, like memory, visual-motor skills, auditory memory, motor skills, and a lot of other things. These tests are usually given in a clinic, and they're very accurate. If you've been hit in the head numerous times, it's a pretty good bet you've had some trauma. A neurologist can order an EEG test, but sometimes if the injury is an old one, nothing will show up. I would go for the neuropsychological.
- MaryettaLv 44 years ago
Deep is a more versatile word, having serveral meanings. It could mean a deep hole, a deep feeling, or deep as in a synonym of profound. Profound has only one meaning. It means insightful (best way I can describe it). Brain damaged actually means someone received damage to their brain, either through neurological pathways or trauma to the head. Weird is a personality trait, and is not interchangeable with brain damaged in any way.
- Anonymous6 years ago
no. thank god! hope you are good!
refer to this for the info , may be you are asking
Injury can cause vessels to bleed, compressing the brain Injuries to the head can leave victims susceptible to early death even years later through impaired judgement, a major analysis of survivors shows. Those with a history of psychiatric disorders before the injury are most at risk of dying prematurely.