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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.


Here we go again

Started by Merl in General Discussions. Last reply by Merl 2 hours ago. 17 Replies

Ohh, $%^&, bugga, damn. Here we go again.So, I went to see the neurosurgeon 2-3wks ago and was told "...all good, see you in 2yrs..." Last night I stood up from my chair only to find myself on the floor (when I woke up). By this time the wife…Continue

How much better am I really going to get?

Started by Joseph in General Discussions. Last reply by Alex 8 hours ago. 12 Replies

Since my TBI 9 months ago I have been stuck on this question. How much better will I be able to get? I have seen some improvements in this time but still have serious symptoms. But how much of this is due to learning coping strategies and how to…Continue

My Story

Started by American Patriot in General Discussions. Last reply by Alex 8 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi, everyone.  I am new to the forum.  I felt that it was best for me to connect with other individuals who truly understand what I am going through.I'm a 39 year old male.  I'll tell you my story, as I want to know if you've experienced the same…Continue

How to deal with the idea of suicide...

Started by Astrid in General Discussions. Last reply by Merl 20 hours ago. 17 Replies

I'm sorry if this upsets some people, as it may contain triggers.I really feel I have come a long way in my struggles and yet still, this is where I'm at. I feel as though I'm stuck in this little glass box, where I can see all the world has to…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

1 My Story

My Story

Posted by American Patriot on May 22, 2016

2 Social anxiety help

Social anxiety help

Posted by bruschi75309 on May 19, 2016

3 Morning frustration

Morning frustration

Posted by Crystal on May 21, 2016

4 4:02 A.M. no sleep yet. Sun glasses on.

4:02 A.M. no sleep yet. Sun glasses on.

Posted by Pages on May 14, 2016

5 boyfriend with tbi and a lot of anger and aggression

boyfriend with tbi and a lot of anger and aggression

Posted by sebbyj on May 14, 2016


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