Are there other symptoms I should be aware of when looking for or trying to assess a concussion?

There are many symptoms you should be aware of if you suspect you may have a concussion. It is important to note that if you do suspect you may have one, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Some of the other symptoms you can be alert for include:

  • Trouble focusing
  • Memory issues
  • Difficulty with words
  • Shorter attention span or no attention span
  • Trouble focusing
  • Difficulty handling noises
  • Sleep patterns are different
  • Sleep excessively
  • Insomnia
  • Drowsiness

It is also important to ask family members or others close to you to look for and keep track of any symptoms you may exhibit. Often, the person experiencing the brain injury is not able to recognize the symptoms in themselves, but persons close to them can more easily see the problems.

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