The following is a list of signs/symptoms that may be indicative of a Traumatic Brain Injury.
If you have experienced these blast injuries, symptoms, signs, and you are an OIF/OEF Veteran, you should get screened at the Veterans Administration for TBI or contact us for a connection to a community resource.
1. Did you have any injury(ies) during your deployment from any of the following:
A. Blast injury from IED (improvised explosive device) RPG (rocket propelled grenade) mortar or land mine
C. Vehicular accident
E. Direct blow to your head
2. Did any injury received while you were deployed result in any of the following?
A. Being dazed, confused or "seeing stars"
B. Not remembering the injury
C. Not remembering events immediately before or immediately after the injury
D. Losing consciousness (knocked out) for less than a minute
E. Losing consciousness for 1-20 minutes
F. Losing consciousness for longer than 20 minutes
G. Did anyone tell you that you were acting dazed or confused.
3. Are you currently experiencing any of the following problems? If so, you may have incurred a traumatic brain injury. Remember that you do not have to suffer a loss of consciousness to have a TBI.
C. Memory problems, especially processing new information
D. Balance problems
E. Ringing in the ears or increased or decreased hearing
G. Sleep problems
H. Sensitivity to Light
I. Difficulties with navigation or directions
J. Anxiety in crowded areas or shopping centers
K. Uncontrolled emotions of sadness or anger
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