TBI post Traumatic Amensia
Amnesia following a mTBI is common even if your client denies any amnesia. The reason is that they may not know that they experienced amnesia after their injury.
Step 1: Ask your clients:
1. What is their first memory before the crash?
2. What is their first memory after the crash?
3. Do you know how much time has passed between their first memory before and their first memory after?
These questions will give your insight into whether your client suffered post-traumatic amnesia.
Step 2: Talk to your client's friends and family.
The best way to learn if your client still suffers memory loss, aka amnesia, is to ask their family and friends if they have noticed anything different about the client.
Often, they notice much more about memory loss than the client.
Post Traumatic Amnesia often manifests itself with memory loss and a change in character. Confusion, agitation, distress, and anxiety are common—or aggression or bouts of crying.
It is always a good idea to ask your client's family and friends if they have noticed any memory problems or changes in personality following your client's mTBI injury.
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