A traumatic brain injury or "acquired brain injury" or "head injury" happens when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury can include headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, tired eyes or blurred vision, fatigue, and ringing in the ears. Sometimes victims also experience a change in sleep patterns and their moods. They also have trouble with memory, attention, concentration, or thinking.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Imagine for a moment that you are in an elevator. Suddenly the power goes out and the elevator begins to fall. However, just before it is too late the power comes back on and the elevator slows down and stops. Later, you are heading for work and waiting at the elevator. Then as you get on you are seized with panic and unable to get on the elevator. You try again and again, but each time an unreasonable panic clutches at your chest due to the traumatic experience you had earlier.