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Why is it important to write down your symptoms after a brain injury?

Sep 24, 2013, 17:56 PM
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You should keep a record of what you are experiencing after a brain injury. This will help you to communicate with your doctor so that your needs are addressed.

It is important to write down the symptoms you notice after your brain injury:

  • Changes in thinking
  • Changes in emotion
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Changes in your body

Download the Brain Injury Checklist and use it to record your symptoms. Take a copy of the filled-out checklist with you when you meet with your doctor and other professionals. Ask your doctor to put the checklist in your medical file.

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