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.
Did you have any injury(ies) during your deployment from any of the following:
- Blast injury from IED (improvised explosive device), RPG (rocket propelled grenade), mortar or land mine
- Vehicular accident
- Direct blow to your head
Did any injury received while you were deployed result in any of the following?
- Being dazed, confused or “seeing stars”
- Not remembering the injury
- Not remembering events immediately before or immediately after the injury
- Losing consciousness (knocked out) for less than a minute
- Losing consciousness for 1-20 minutes
- Losing consciousness for longer than 20 minutes
- Did anyone tell you that you were acting dazed or confused.
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.
- Memory problems, especially processing new information
- Balance problems
- Ringing in the ears or increased or decreased hearing
- Sleep problems
- Sensitivity to Light
- Difficulties with navigation or directions
- Anxiety in crowded areas or shopping centers
- Uncontrolled emotions of sadness or anger