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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.


Early in the process

Started by Brooke in General Discussions. Last reply by Chill39! 9 minutes ago. 11 Replies

Hi! Thanks for the add. I have a 12 year old son who took a fall on his bike and ended up with a severe concussion and a contusion on his left frontal lobe. Initially, all of his neurological signs were really good and his recovery was going great…Continue

CSF Leaks?

Started by Jules in General Discussions 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

Last week I had said how my forehead even hurt so bad and as usuall since my head injury I will feel fluid building up around my eyes, the worst intense pain and unbelievable pressure on the bridge of my nose and in my eyebrows (frontal sinuses).…Continue

I hate myself

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

My brother always tell me when I feel myself about to lose my temper I should use CBT- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. How can I really when the person looking after my well being has issues of his own. Because of this TBI I guess I don't work or move…Continue

Anxiety, Breathlessness, Chest Pains, & Dents in head

Started by American Patriot in General Discussions. Last reply by Occipital yesterday. 4 Replies

Have any of you developed anxiety after dealing with the pain and dizziness from your injury?For the first 22 months following my injury, I didn't have issues with anxiety, but over the past five, it seems like anxiety/panic attacks come out of the…Continue

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Chill39! replied to Brooke's discussion Early in the process
"Hello      Sorry, very sorry this happened to your son..neurological symptoms can…"
9 minutes ago
Occipital replied to Brooke's discussion Early in the process
"That is delightful news Brooke. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!"
3 hours ago
Brooke replied to Brooke's discussion Early in the process
"We actually called the closest children's hospital, the next morning and were able to get him…"
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Merl replied to Brooke's discussion Early in the process
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This Week on TBI Support 

1 Early in the process

Early in the process

Posted by Brooke on June 19, 2016

2 Anxiety, Breathlessness, Chest Pains, & Dents in head

Anxiety, Breathlessness, Chest Pains, & Dents in head

Posted by American Patriot on June 21, 2016

3 Dealing with brain injury

Dealing with brain injury

Posted by Ngozi on June 19, 2016

4 I hate myself

I hate myself

Posted by Ngozi on June 22, 2016

5 Making Friends?

Making Friends?

Posted by Patient with SLP on December 29, 2015


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