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About Traumatic Brain Injury

 

"I wish I had a bandage on my head so people would understand that I have an injury they can't see.

Maybe they would be more patient with me if they knew."

                    ~TBI Survivor

 

According to the CDC, "A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from 'mild,' i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to 'severe,' i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury."

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/basics.html

According to anyone with a brain injury, it's the worst that could happen to anyone, ever. TBI damages the brain as the result of a traumatic action. The symptoms of an ABI are similar to TBI. An acquired brain injury "includes all types of traumatic brain injuries and also brain injuries caused after birth by cerebral vascular accidents (commonly known as stroke), and loss of oxygen to the brain (hypoxic brain injury)."

Source: http://www.biausa.org/FAQRetrieve.aspx?ID=43913

 

 

There is No Such Thing as a Mild Concussion!

 

 

 

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