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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

Traumatic Brain Injury can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.

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Depression

Started by sara in General Discussions. Last reply by michelle 17 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hello everybody,More then 2 years now for my TBI, getting used to memory and cognition deficits, but tiredness and depression is the worst. Tried several antidepressants, couldn't tell much…Continue

Im so frustrated.

Started by Love4B in General Discussions. Last reply by Skyangel on Monday. 9 Replies

Hi Everyone, A lot has changed since the last time I was on here and unfortunately not good changes. My nephew was living with my brother and his wife and was being monitored 24/7, well my nephew…Continue

PAIN!!! Why am i still in so much pain after almost 3 years???

Started by Loulou in General Discussions. Last reply by davOD Oct 18. 4 Replies

I don't understand why a TBI = a pain disorder????I can cope with all the other stuff!I'm just always in pain... Or in pain with a headache!I know so many of you have suffered so much more than I...…Continue

I'll show you mind if you show me yours

Started by Captain a bit slow in General Discussions. Last reply by window Oct 17. 35 Replies

This is not as fun or confronting as it may at first seem. I am a 3 year survivor of a TBI and would like to know other survivors deficiencies and challenges. I'll start with 1. Shuffle walking2.…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

1 Depression

Depression

Posted by sara on October 21, 2014

2 Appear to be worsening

Appear to be worsening

Added by Dale on October 23, 2014

3 Im so frustrated.

Im so frustrated.

Posted by Love4B on October 12, 2014

4 PAIN!!! Why am i still in so much pain after almost 3 years???

PAIN!!! Why am i still in so much pain after almost 3 years???

Posted by Loulou on September 25, 2014

5 Big Decision (for me)

Big Decision (for me)

Added by Dale on October 20, 2014

 
 
 

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Facing the facts

Posted by anna.elizabeth on October 23, 2014 at 9:27pm 3 Comments

Back in the beginning of 2013 I met a wonderful man that was very understanding of my tbi and symptoms. He helped me understand the things I could not and dealt with the depression, anxiety, and me better than anyone I have ever… Continue

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