TBI Screening Tools

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
  • Bullet
  • Vehicular accident
  • Fall
  • 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.

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Memory problems, especially processing new information
  • Balance problems
  • Ringing in the ears or increased or decreased hearing
  • Irritability
  • Sleep problems
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Difficulties with navigation or directions
  • Anxiety in crowded areas or shopping centers
  • Uncontrolled emotions of sadness or anger