The Potential Effects of a TBIThe severity of a TBI may range from a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to “severe.” A TBI can cause a wide range of functional short- or long-term changes affecting any of the following:
- Thinking – impacting memory and reasoning
- Sensation - impacting touch, taste, and smell
- Language - making communication, expression, and understanding more difficult
- Emotion - causing depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness.