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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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TBI is affecting my son

Started by johncaelen in General Discussions. Last reply by johncaelen 23 minutes ago. 7 Replies

I cant seem to stop making excuses or talking bout my TBI, now my son is 15 and is starting to make excuses for poor grades and I know its from him hearing me mention the things I cant do anymore. The only thing that makes sense to me is that my…Continue

Positive things

Started by Caitlin in General Discussions. Last reply by maria052007 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

This isn't especially head injury related but positive posts wouldn't hurt every now again right?Random/not so random acts of kindness mean so much more to me now than they used to.(Although the acts ment a lot then too!)But now they make me feel…Continue

New to the forum, need some advice if possible!

Started by Taylortimeteam in General Discussions. Last reply by Chill39! yesterday. 8 Replies

Hello everyone, I hope you don't mind me joining your community, and hope someone could give me a little bit of advice.In 2006 when I was 17 (now 27) I was struggling with anorexia. I ended up being hospitalized and given a medication called…Continue

Treatment options?

Started by Jb501 in General Discussions yesterday. 0 Replies

I finally received my results from a Qeeg. It was recommended that I do neuro feedback therapy, has anyone tried this before ?

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johncaelen replied to johncaelen's discussion TBI is affecting my son
"Simon, that's kinda feel. I kept it from my son until he was 10 cause I couldn't hide the…"
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"Catlin, I want to share a random story :-p. I just got a new job in a team of people that have…"
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Simon replied to johncaelen's discussion TBI is affecting my son
"It's hard not to explain to everyone that you have a TBI.  They don't understand the…"
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"i agree with pointers occipital and Merl gave too "
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This Week on TBI Support 

1 concentrating

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2 TBI is affecting my son

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Posted by johncaelen on July 24, 2016

3 Positive things

Positive things

Posted by Caitlin on July 25, 2016

4 Hello to All!

Hello to All!

Posted by Gemini3 on July 27, 2016

5 Help getting others to understand

Help getting others to understand

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