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Effect #4: Problems with Thinking

Cartoon brain scratches his head while saying, "What's the word??" He is surrounded by signs that say "Not it" and one sign in the middle that says, "Right word".

Many people have to learn new skills, or relearn old ones, following a brain injury. People have trouble with concentration, memory, word-finding, problem-solving and other thinking skills, depending on where the brain is injured.

Alcohol and other drugs also interfere with the ability to think and learn new things. Adding alcohol and other drugs with your brain injury just makes thinking that much harder.


This website has been funded with financial assistance from Grant #H133A120086 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for the current funding period of 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017.