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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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please help

Started by Tanya From Ukraine_California in General Discussions 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Dear Friends,My brother just arrived home after 2 weeks in ICU and 1 week in trauma unit.And here we go... As a side effect of TBI he has daily aggressive mood and became really impossible stubborn. We know he is sick, we actually accepted that. But…Continue

Bad day

Started by Pages in General Discussions. Last reply by Pages 10 hours ago. 8 Replies

In PT today Was told and shown how to do an exercise I could not understand what I was being told to do. I could hear all the sounds in the room. Frustrating Anyone else have this happening Continue

First attempt on recovery after 16 years.

Started by K H in General Discussions. Last reply by Acceptance 11 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello all, this is my first stage of searching for help since my TBI when I was 10 years old, lost my sense of smell due to it, and ita now destroying my life and family. Need others to talk to and friends as hard as it will be. Thanks to all who…Continue

10 Month Anniversary

Started by Milesdealer in General Discussions 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

In 10 days I'll celebrate my 10 month anniversary of the bicycle accident that caused my TBI. I'm not celebrating the accident but rather my survival. This is meant as a positive post as I review my progress, though it may depress some. The only…Continue

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Dear Friends,My brother just arrived home after 2 weeks in ICU and 1 week in trauma unit.And here…See More
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Pages replied to Pages's discussion Bad day
"Syd, I feel you are the person that is uplifting . I am so thankful for our conversations. "
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1 First attempt on recovery after 16 years.

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