• Question: How do head injuries affect the brain because I heard that the worst way to damage your brain was to injure the back of your head

    Asked by brain 100 to Shanti on 16 Nov 2018.
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      Shanti Shanker answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      Head injuries to the brain affect the person based on a number of factors. Any kind of brain injury is not nice as others cannot understand that you have an injury and they assume you may be normal. Often we refer to brain injury as an invisible disorder.

      Also, it depends on the kind of job you do. So for example if the person was a sucessful high flying executive managing a lot of financial decisions and multitasking a small injury can affect his whole life, on the other hand, if your job involved doing a routine job where you do not think much – then brain injury may not affect you so much.

      Therefore, after a brain injury, there is a whole team of support workers and psychologist who evaluate the return to your work!