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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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Being social, family, how to cope

Started by thisisabitstrange in General Discussions. Last reply by Merl 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Tomorrow my (spouse's) family will have a small social event. Its a yearly thing. Stuck in a vehicle and then camp with them the entire day. No means to escape if I get fed up.Every year I'm there I end up having a meltdown or another, finding a…Continue

over exercising? Help

Started by Babs in General Discussions. Last reply by thisisabitstrange on Friday. 10 Replies

HiI am a sibling of someone with a TBI. My brother began exercising, which is great! I love to exercise but it seems he has take it to the extreme. He wakes up at 2:00am (has a hard time sleeping). He then goes to the gym at 5:00 am. He lifts…Continue

hobbies for a tbi/hemipalegic

Started by bruschi75309 in General Discussions. Last reply by thisisabitstrange on Friday. 2 Replies

I was wondering what hobbies are there for a hemipalic with a tbi, seeing I have use of only one arm it makes it difficult. I already do puzzles and I try to read but with my short term memory I forget what I read. I was thinking of building legos.Continue

How to begin pursuing social security disabilty.

Started by cmeffa in General Discussions. Last reply by cmeffa on Thursday. 10 Replies

Hi.  I have been lurking here on and off for some time.  I have had a brain injury for 13 years , due to  a situation I don't feel comfortable discussing at this time.  I was wondering if anyone can tell me what would be the best way about going…Continue

Five of the longest years !

Started by Karl "Kajomo" Moritz in General Discussions. Last reply by Karl "Kajomo" Moritz on Tuesday. 18 Replies

Five of the longest years just pasted because on 6-29 I'm celebrating my five years of being 'TBI BORN AGAIN '.in that time I have got a part time job in my chosen profession,  had my first time custom bike built from the frame up posted in an…Continue

neurophych eval

Started by bruschi75309 in General Discussions. Last reply by bruschi75309 on Tuesday. 2 Replies

I am going for a neuropych eval in early september but I am taking these anxiety meds and I think they will alter my senses so the neuropych eval won't really be of help. Does anybody out there face the same kind of struggles I do , jf you do please…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

1 hobbies for a tbi/hemipalegic

hobbies for a tbi/hemipalegic

Posted by bruschi75309 on August 26, 2015

2 Five of the longest years !

Five of the longest years !

Posted by Karl "Kajomo" Moritz on July 8, 2015

3 Being social, family, how to cope

Being social, family, how to cope

Posted by thisisabitstrange on August 30, 2015

4 something in my throat

something in my throat

Posted by jeremy on August 23, 2015

5 neurophych eval

neurophych eval

Posted by bruschi75309 on August 24, 2015

 
 
 

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