How will the patient respond to a brain injury?

Effects of a brain injury

The patient’s responses may vary depending on the type of injury or pressure changes in the brain.

Possible responses to a brain injury

  • Agitation
  • Confusion
  • Decreased responses
  • Coma
    • A state of unresponsiveness when patients do not speak or follow commands, and are unaware of their surroundings. The length of time a patient remains in a coma varies.

Patients may experience problems with the following after a brain injury

  • Speech
  • Vision
  • Muscle weakness in the arms or legs
Last reviewed: 
October 2016

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