What are some signs and symptoms of severe head trauma?

Each brain injury is a unique event with its own set of effects, there are some common difficulties arising from severe head trauma, including:

  • Headaches;
  • Confusion;
  • Lightheadedness;
  • Full or partial paralysis;
  • Dizziness;
  • Blurred vision or tired eyes;
  • Ringing in the ears;
  • Bad taste in the mouth;
  • Fatigue or lethargy;
  • Changes in sleep patterns;
  • Behavioural or mood changes;
  • Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking;
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea;
  • Convulsions or seizures;
  • Inability to awaken from sleep;
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes;
  • Slurred speech;
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities;
  • Loss of coordination;
  • Increased restlessness or agitation.