Dealing with brain trauma will differ from person to person depending on numerous factors. However, in many cases, the first signs of trauma will manifest in similar ways.
What are these first signs of trauma?
Physical manifestations of trauma
Mayo Clinic discusses brain trauma and how it begins to show. Generally, the signs of brain trauma show in physical and emotional or behavioral ways.
Physically speaking, brain trauma of the moderate to severe varieties tends to show easily. For example, it is not uncommon for these victims to fall unconscious or even into a comatose state.
Other examples include struggles with the five senses, such as ringing in the ears, visual disturbances, or mixed-up senses of taste or smell.
Trouble with motor control, balance, coordination and fine motor skill will also often suffer, giving the victim an appearance of clumsiness.
Mental and behavioral red flags
As far as mental and behavioral signs go, the victim will often seem extremely confused and may have forgotten the events leading up to the brain injury.
It is also common for these victims to experience and display combative behavior, aggressiveness, agitation or irritation. They often refuse to seek medical help as well, partially due to this increased combativeness and a skewed view on how serious their own injuries may or may not seem in reality.
It is important to know how to identify these signs in a person potentially suffering from brain trauma. This is the best way to get immediate and accurate medical care, which can make a big difference in recovery.