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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.


Who to talk to about mental / phsycological problems

Started by Dale in General Discussions. Last reply by davOD 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

I haven't been on here for a while simply because I'm no good at providing support and haven't really needed any. However recently I've been having some fairly strange mental problems and need to know what to do. For example I've been having bad…Continue

Looking for support

Started by Julie in General Discussions. Last reply by johncaelen Mar 18. 12 Replies

My 16 year old son suffered a gun shot to the head in June of 2013. He is doing good and is a walking miracle. He is still a little weak in his right arm and drags his right foot a little. The main things he suffers from is his speech. The accident…Continue

Change in the weather - Having a TBI

Started by TimBlack in General Discussions. Last reply by davOD Mar 11. 1 Reply

I too am considered a TBI survivor. As a result, it has been determined that I am unable to return to any of my former positions of employment. My last employment position ranked the lowest on my list of former career positions and that too is…Continue

Why no one believes me?

Started by Vivian in General Discussions. Last reply by TimBlack Mar 10. 19 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

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Hello Everyone. My name is Gautam Nithyanand and I want to start some Change.

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