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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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New here but living with old TBI

Started by JimB1960 in General Discussions. Last reply by Merl 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

Good day everyone. I suffered a TBI when I was 13 years of age. Major concussion, contusion, in a coma for 2 weeks, hospitalized for 6 weeks. I have never had any memory of the accident or my stay at the hospital. Pre-injury I was a strait A…Continue

neuropsychological testing

Started by DarAud in General Discussions. Last reply by Tremors 3 hours ago. 16 Replies

Good DayI have am waiting for approval from ICBC to have some neuropsychologial testing to be done..I am very nervous about this test as I "feel" people think I am crazy and or don't believe me..  Has anyone had positive results with this type of…Continue

resource that may be of help

Started by Neil in General Discussions. Last reply by Neil 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

hi all,many thanks for being so welcoming.   I suffered from a brain injury over six years ago and it has been quite a journey! Over the last couple of years I have spent a lot of time researching brain injury and specifically some of the aspects of…Continue

Meditation Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Feel Like "Me" Again

Started by Occipital in General Discussions. Last reply by StarDust yesterday. 8 Replies

There are basic for maintaining your body. Fear, food, sex, and sleep are big ones.They all help with recovery. What is the next big one that helps for you? Forme it is meditation. I've tried everything. Meditation is the only thing thatmakes me…Continue

energy issues

Started by bruschi75309 in General Discussions. Last reply by Bonnie Goodnature yesterday. 7 Replies

Does anybody have energy problems? I just had a surgery on my herniatedcdisc so that may be the reason but even before I had this surgery I was hunting for something to keep me up all day like before I had moderate tbi. Help!!!!!!Continue

What Is Your Escape Fantasy?

Started by Occipital in General Discussions. Last reply by Occipital yesterday. 2 Replies

What thoughts make you feel better? What do you think about when you want to runaway? One option is meditation. For me another favorite is researching camping.There are so many great options. In the USA there are wonderful places to campeverywhere.…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

1 New here but living with old TBI

New here but living with old TBI

Posted by JimB1960 on July 1, 2015

2 Meditation Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Feel Like "Me" Again

Meditation Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Feel Like "Me" Again

Posted by Occipital on June 30, 2015

3 hello

hello

Added by Samwise on July 1, 2015

4 resource that may be of help

resource that may be of help

Posted by Neil on July 1, 2015

5 What Is Your Escape Fantasy?

What Is Your Escape Fantasy?

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Posted by Samwise on July 1, 2015 at 9:07pm 3 Comments

I am a 59 year old with paralysis on right side from a TBI I had on September 9, 1987. there is a plate in my head where my skull was fractured. just had surgery yesterday for a hernia. i make bad decisions since head injury, a 'collatwerall…

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