Some of the most common symptoms of brain injury include:
But many of these symptoms may not be obvious to an outside observer, which is why brain injury is often referred to as "the invisible injury".
Individuals with a brain injury can find it difficult to express how they are feeling, or even to effectively communicate that they have a brain injury. This can lead to issues with authorities, and may lead to frustration, anger, and even violence.
When an individual suffers brain damage, it's not just their own life that is turned upside down.
Spouses, family members, and loved ones, can suddenly be thrust into new roles as part-time, or even full-time caregivers, and behavioral changes in the individual who suffered the injury can make it seem like they are living with a different person.
Possible Consequences of brain injury for spouses and significant others can include:
And new, or elevated responsibilities can include:
Evidence continues to mount that individuals with Covid-19, even in its mildest form, may experience chronic neurological effects and complications which resemble the signs and symptoms of other types of brain injury and brain damage.
The long-term consequences of Covid-19 are called “long-Covid”
Some of the frequent long-term neurological effects of long-Covid are:
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that one 1 in 4 women are victims of domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence. Other research estimates that approximately 90 percent of individuals with a history of domestic violence have signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury.
These statistics translate into the startling realization that the number of women who have experienced TBI secondary to domestic violence is almost 11–12 times greater than the number of traumatic brain injuries experienced by military personnel and athletes.
Injuries typically occur when the victim is punched, shaken or shoved. It can also occur when their head is struck by an object, or when their head is slammed onto a surface
And the deprivation of oxygen to the brain, known as hypoxia which takes place because of strangulation or when the head is pushed into the bed causing breathing difficulties causing brain damage. The brain used up to 25 % of the oxygen we take in. It is the fuel for the brain. When the brain is deprived of oxygen, brain cells die, and brain damage occurs. The victim need not lose consciousness for the brain damage to occur. When you have decreased blood flow to the brain, brain injury can take place.
All survivors of domestic violence must be screened for various forms of physical abuse that could lead to brain injury. Police and domestic violence shelters must be mandated to conduct proper screening. Once identified, the victim, should be seen by a qualified medical provider for further evaluation.