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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.


Why doesn't anyone understand that we look normal, but our brains aren't.

Started by va. beach native in General Discussions. Last reply by Skyangel 3 minutes ago. 18 Replies

A traumatic brain injury is the invisible disability, yes we might look and act normal, but just because you can't see our disability doesn't mean that we don't have one.  Most of us can't work, even…Continue

Medications and Stress

Started by Skyangel in General Discussions. Last reply by Skyangel 15 minutes ago. 2 Replies

How do you handle taking a lot of medication all day long and any kind of mental stress?I have a very difficult time most days since I live alone here??Anybody have anything to share about this…Continue

Why no one believes me?

Started by Vivian in General Discussions. Last reply by Vivian 19 hours ago. 10 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…Continue


Started by Sam in General Discussions. Last reply by Charli on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hey guys, my name is Sam and I'm just stopping by to meet some new people who are going through the same thing I am. My journey through life has been plagued with many issues, but I could handle it.…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

1 Why doesn't anyone understand that we look normal, but our brains aren't.

Why doesn't anyone understand that we look normal, but our brains aren't.

Posted by va. beach native on August 18, 2014

2 Intro


Posted by Sam on August 16, 2014

3 10 years since my Accident yesterday. A message I think we all can appreciate

10 years since my Accident yesterday. A message I think we all can appreciate

Posted by Skeezics on August 19, 2014

4 Why no one believes me?

Why no one believes me?

Posted by Vivian on August 10, 2014

5 Medications and Stress

Medications and Stress

Posted by Skyangel on August 21, 2014


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Exceptional Parent Article

Posted by TBIbook on August 17, 2014 at 10:04am 0 Comments

This article from Exceptional Parent magazine, though not entirely up to date, still gives a good overall picture of a family's journey with TBI. Bart has made marvelous progress since it was written in 2012.(With a boost from Omega-3…



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