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Key facts about brain injury

Key facts about brain injury

  • At least 1 million people in the UK are living with the effects of a long-term brain injury

  • Every 90 seconds somebody is admitted to a UK hospital with a traumatic brain injury

  • 10,000 – 20,000 severe traumatic brain injuries occur every year in the UK

  • Men are twice as likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury than women

  • 15-24 year old men and 80+ year old men are most at risk of traumatic brain injury

The effects of a brain injury

Behaviour and personality changes:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger issues

  • Lack of motivation

Mental or cognitive problems:

  • Memory loss

  • Low concentration

  • Confusion

Physical effects:

  • Disorientation

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches

  • Seizures

  • Nausea

  • Insomnia

  • Coordination problems

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Sensitivity to sound

  • Sensory problems – blurred vision, bad taste in mouth, ringing in ears

  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes

  • Pupil dilation

  • Fluid seepage from nose or eyes

  • Road traffic accidents

  • Workplace accidents

  • Slips, trips and falls

  • Acts of violence

  • Military accidents

  • Stroke

  • Oxygen deprivation

  • Tumour

  • Illness (forms of cancer)

  • Brain infections

  • Other infections

  • Brain concussion – the most common and least severe

  • Closed head injury – an impact which doesn’t break the skull

  • Penetrating head injury – an object fractures the skull and impacts the brain tissue

  • Diffuse brain injury – Rapid head movement causes the brain to move back and forward striking the skull

  • Brain contusion – bruised or swollen brain tissue following a skull fracture or break

  • Haematoma – bleeding around the brain

  • Epidural haematoma – bleeding between the skull and outer layer of the brain

  • Intracerebral haematoma – bleeding in the brain tissue

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