Traumatic Brain Injury Health Center

Living with TBI can be a challenge, depending on the severity of the injury. There may be changes in behavior and physical ability for the victim. 

Behavioral changes can include:

  • difficulty with memory, attention, or concentration
  • difficulty with decision making and impulse control
  • problems speaking or communicating

Physical challenges can include:

  • paralysis
  • incontinence of the bowels or bladder
  • problems breathing
  • chronic pain
  • sexual dysfunction
  • inability to care for self

Although the aftermath of a TBI can present challenges, many people are able to overcome them with the help of their physicians, families, and support networks. 

Review Date: 
March 13, 2012
Last Updated:
June 28, 2013