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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.


Please help, need some answers

Started by Buddy in General Discussions. Last reply by Rick yesterday. 18 Replies

I am a Police Officer and suffered what was diagnosed as a Mild TBI back in July of 2012. The consequences have been anything but mild. Was in a cruiser and struck by a car going 70 mph. Knocked out and taken to the hospital. I stated I was fine and…Continue

talking about deficits or injury too much

Started by johncaelen in General Discussions. Last reply by Rick yesterday. 15 Replies

Does anyone feel like they talk to much about there injury or that they are constantly making excuses for what they cant do because of there injury to family and friends. Sometime I feel consumed and I feel like my wife is getting tired of hearing…Continue

Why no one believes me?

Started by Vivian in General Discussions. Last reply by Goldie on Wednesday. 20 Replies

I am not overreacting.I am not over thinking.I am not a drama queen.I am not fine.I am not lazy.I am not difficult. It is true when I say:I can't remember things.I can't stay focused.I can't find the right words.I can't do two things at the same…Continue

Questions about "Milk of Amnesia"

Started by Laney J in General Discussions. Last reply by Laney J Apr 12. 3 Replies

I'm trying to figure out some things about my car accident/TBI which happened back in 2002, when I was 16.Here's the story my parents told me: I was in a natural coma for 2-3 days. When I woke up from it, the doctors had to put me into an…Continue

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Rick replied to Buddy's discussion Please help, need some answers
"   I get a piece of paper and write things that need to get done on it, a to-do…"
johncaelen replied to Buddy's discussion Please help, need some answers
"I had a nuerolosgist tell me when I was in rehab that even though he went to school for 10 yrs to…"
Buddy replied to Buddy's discussion Please help, need some answers
"Can anyone relate to my story. In my most recent visit with my Neuropsychologist I again took a…"
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Rick replied to johncaelen's discussion talking about deficits or injury too much
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Anna replied to johncaelen's discussion talking about deficits or injury too much
"Thank you, Bagel Bike!  I agree."
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"Hello I find it so hard to follow a story that I get lost in what the person was talking about I…"

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You're entirely bonkers.

Posted by Lauriel on April 1, 2015 at 6:00am 4 Comments

So I switched neurologists and saw the new one today. It went as expected. 

She took one look at my records and immediately zoned in on my "Depression" "Anxiety" and "PTSD" diagnoses. I was like "Oh boy, here we go..."




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