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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.


Anybody lost their appetite?

Started by Occipital in General Discussions. Last reply by Occipital 6 hours ago. 4 Replies

Anybody lost their appetite after the TBI?I did. Kind of a problem since if you don't eat you get all dizzy and weak. Iset alarms to remind me.Funny enough, sweets are easy to eat, but still not satisfying.I also lost part of my sense of taste and…Continue


Started by Riley in General Discussions. Last reply by Occipital 6 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi everyone,I am a 28 year old female from UK and I am new to this forum. I would like to tell my story in the hope I can maybe receive some support :)I was working in South Africa for a couple of years and it happened on September 3rd 2011. I was…Continue

problems getting help of any kind.

Started by shadowcatsam in General Discussions 14 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have a number of bad bad medical problems going on in addition to TBI stuff. but also have sever medical environment psych trauma making it hard/impossible to manage my own medical care.is there a way to get an advocate?  i have a very hard time…Continue

help please

Started by Kissy in General Discussions. Last reply by pepsi 18 hours ago. 20 Replies

i am 5+ years living with tbi...i also had a stroke 2 years ago and many set backs...im having trouble gripping/grasping things...i cant hold my cellphone...a fork...hairbrush...im relearning how to write and its getting better...i can write…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

1 Newbie


Posted by Riley on November 28, 2015

2 Anybody lost their appetite?

Anybody lost their appetite?

Posted by Occipital on November 28, 2015

3 New here, and new to this "TBI"

New here, and new to this "TBI"

Posted by XD_Dad on November 13, 2015

4 help please

help please

Posted by Kissy on November 13, 2015

5 The feeling of music

The feeling of music

Posted by Italiansun91 on November 20, 2015


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