About Brain Injuries
A brain injury can affect your cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical function.
The injuries have a variety of causes, including:
- Brain tumors
- Intracranial hemorrhages (bleeding that happens inside the head)
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Central nervous system infections
Types of Brain Injuries
There are various types of brain injuries. Some are more severe than others, and each come with different symptoms.
Brain injuries can include:
Brain injuries can be closed or open, and diffuse or focal.
Closed versus open brain injuries
Closed brain injuries
When there is no penetration of the skull.
Open brain injuries
When something drives through the skull and into brain tissues.
Diffuse versus focal brain injuries
Diffuse brain injuries
When the injury is spreading across the brain.
Focal brain injuries
When the injury is limited to one space.