Moderate to Severe TBI
The symptoms of moderate to severe TBI are very serious and can have an effect on many aspects of the patient’s life. With moderate to severe injuries, a coma is not uncommon. As the patient comes out of the coma, they may have some of the following symptoms:
Another symptom of TBI is memory loss, called post-traumatic amnesia, or PTA. How long the amnesia lasts helps determine how badly the brain is injured. If PTA lasts for more than one week, long-term problems with thinking, planning, behavior and personality are more likely.