A brain injury is any injury occurring in the brain. Brain injuries can be classified by several parameters. Primary and secondary brain injury are ways to classify the injury processes that occur in brain injury, while focal and diffuse brain injury are ways to classify the extent or location of injury in the brain.
HOW IS BRAIN INJURY DIAGNOSED?
Many adult injuries will not recover on their own, and early evaluation by physicians who have experience in treating these problems, is essential. Some injuries can recover with time and therapy. The time for recovery can be weeks or months.
HOW IS BRAIN INJURY TREATED?
The treatments include:
1 Immediate emergency care
2. Medications - Diuretics, anti seizure drugs, coma inducing drugs
4 Rehabilitation - psychiatric therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy etc
DID YOU KNOW?
Immediate or delayed symptoms of brain injury may include confusion, blurry vision and concentration difficulty. Infants may cry persistently or be irritable due to this injury which is generally not visible.