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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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My head injury fluffed off?

Started by Jules in General Discussions. Last reply by dancermom 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

In the hospital I told them the staples were incorrect. I told the surgeon my head continues to bleed through. I begged the hospital staff to alleviate my pain. I asked many times about my symptoms…Continue

PTSD vs TBI

Started by Jules in General Discussions 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

I am reading many posts. And I am learning a lot. I was so proud of my survival in my first horrific auto accident? I did shatter my pelvis, internal injuries, breaking my neck and dizzy spells. I…Continue

Opportunity to participate in Academic Research Survey for TBI (optional)

Started by dancermom in General Discussions 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

Will Curvis, a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Lancaster University, is conducting a survey for TBI patients about social functioning. …Continue

Thank you for this support group

Started by Love4B in General Discussions. Last reply by Sally Ann 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

With this support group I'm hoping to have some understanding of what others have gone through with having TBI. My nephew Brandon has had 2 brain injuries the first was 3 yrs ago he was 17. He had a…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

1 Let's set up a group meeting time!

Let's set up a group meeting time!

Posted by Hillbilly on August 7, 2014

2 NDE

NDE

Added by linus on September 1, 2014

3 Feeling excited and hopeful for a change

Feeling excited and hopeful for a change

Added by JustMe on August 28, 2014

4 My Family

My Family

Added by JustMe on August 28, 2014

5 Thank you for this support group

Thank you for this support group

Posted by Love4B on September 2, 2014

 
 
 

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Posted by linus on September 1, 2014 at 2:47am 3 Comments

Was curious if anybody has had any near death/out of body experiences on top of the brain injury I suppose and How has that changed you if so

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