Brain injury often results in various disabilities. The disabilities that result rather reasonably depend on the nature and severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the health and age of the individual.
Common disabilities include problems with:
- thinking, memory, and reasoning (Generally cognition),
- the senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell,
- the ability to speak, be understood, and to understand others, and
- behavior and mental health: individuals might suffer from a variety of mental health disorders or simply experience a personality change.
However, with more serious brain injuries, individuals may experience more serious symptoms:
- stupor: The individual is unresponsive except to the very strongest stimuli;
- coma: The individual is entirely unconscious, unresponsive, unaware, and unarousable;
- vegetative state: The individual is unconscious and unaware of the world, but unlike with a coma, the individual has a sleep-wake cycle and periods of alertness; and
- persistent vegetative state (PVS): The individual stays in a vegetative state for more than a month.
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