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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.


PMA = Positive Mental Atitude

Started by Climber in General Discussions. Last reply by jrulz1 1 hour ago. 6 Replies

  Being a survivor for nearly 30 years one thing I have learned over the many years I have delt with my injury after having died 4 times and yet I am still here by the grace of God is to maintain a…Continue

Cognitive issues from anxiety?

Started by Fern in General Discussions. Last reply by jrulz1 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

I had a neuropsych test and it came up a number of things below average for me which is far off from normal in past it would be above average. The explanation I'm hearing is the concussion has caused…Continue

Minimal Conscious Stage to Fully awake

Started by Monica Wood in General Discussions. Last reply by Monica Wood 9 hours ago. 15 Replies

It is July 17, 2014.  It has been 11 months after my son dirt bike accident where he sustained a brain stem shearing and a diffused axonal injury (DAI).  The doctors feel as though he will be stuck…Continue


Started by Bdun123 in General Discussions. Last reply by Ninibeth 17 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello everyone my name is Bryan and I am from new York. I was diagnosed last year with a tbi when I got hit in lacrosse in three separate occasions. This past year was awful for me. Everyday was a…Continue

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"  I know what a challenge it can be ta deal with the neuro problems n issues that so often…"
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jrulz1 replied to Climber's discussion PMA = Positive Mental Atitude
"I like the story there and the PMA message. I too have had to relearn that ONLY through God's…"
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"Fern I am not sure I completely understand all of this because I have A LOT of comprehension…"
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Monica Wood replied to Monica Wood's discussion Minimal Conscious Stage to Fully awake
"Hello.    It has been 15 months now.  My son is on a lot of medicine.  I have…"
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This Week on TBI Support 

1 PMA = Positive Mental Atitude

PMA = Positive Mental Atitude

Posted by Climber on November 20, 2014

2 What Have You Done for Fun Lately? (from my good friend SK)

What Have You Done for Fun Lately? (from my good friend SK)

Posted by dancermom on November 19, 2014

3 Bryan


Posted by Bdun123 on November 19, 2014

4 Symptoms


Posted by Bdun123 on November 23, 2014

5 Hypoadrenalism? A Pituitary problem caused from head injury?

Hypoadrenalism? A Pituitary problem caused from head injury?

Posted by Jules on November 23, 2014


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Stepping Stone in My Education

Posted by Dale on November 16, 2014 at 7:28am 2 Comments

I have major difficulty sitting still for any period of time. Also my writing is now unreadable and I struggle to get my ideas onto paper.

Even so I took 2 exams this previous week for my Mechanics course in college and I'm happy to… Continue


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