Mild symptoms

Mild symptoms often resolve within hours to days and almost always improve over one to three months. These symptoms include:

  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • lack of concentration
  • memory problems
  • irritability
  • sleep problems
  • ringing in the ears
  • vision changes
  • problems with balance

Moderate symptoms

Moderate TBI symptoms include:

  • trouble organizing thoughts
  • easily confused
  • often forgetful
  • difficulty solving problems
  • difficulty making decisions
  • difficulty planning
  • problems with judgment
  • difficulty describing situations or explaining things
  • speech problems (slow, slurred, difficult to understand)
  • difficulty finding words or forming sentences

If symptoms persist without improvement seek medical treatment as soon as possible.


Felisha Bennett, Outreach Coordinator
Veterans with TBI Initiative
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
27 Wormwood Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02210