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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.



Started by Syd in General Discussions. Last reply by aly704 16 hours ago. 2 Replies

In my 40 some years with a TBI have been terribly confused and racked with lots of self-doubt.  I always felt like a failure, never accomplished anything worthwhile and fear I never would.  My disappointment was failures intensified into this…Continue

Thank you, Aly704

Started by ModSupport in General Discussions. Last reply by Syd 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello, friends on TBI support!I have good news today: Aly704 has agreed to take on the role of moderator here, along with Abby. I know she will do a good job keeping this wonderful community the positive place that it is.Please join me in thanking…Continue


Started by Jb501 in General Discussions. Last reply by Jb501 yesterday. 4 Replies

I go through periods of not eating, and periods of eating too much, does anyone else have these issues, if so how do you manage your weight and what kind of low impact workouts work best (without causing a lot of pain )

Making Friends?

Started by Patient with SLP in General Discussions. Last reply by Patient with SLP on Thursday. 6 Replies

I am a 25 year old guy. My old friends are still there but we dont see eachother on a regular basis. We used to drink and smoke together and since I dont do that anymore, they dont time have time for me suddenly. They have better things to do, or…Continue

Tags: Friends, Making

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aly704 replied to Syd's discussion Awareness
"Syd, I love this. I can so relate to what you have written, you have done a better job of…"
16 hours ago
Chi replied to Syd's discussion Awareness
"Hi Syd, I just read your profile or what you wrote about serenity, very nice."
16 hours ago
Syd left a comment for Chi
"Dear Chi, Yes, Chi I am pleased you recognize you need to change your words from self-pity to…"
20 hours ago
Syd replied to ModSupport's discussion Thank you, Aly704
"Thanks Aly704 for your words and deeds that support and nourish us all."
23 hours ago

This Week on TBI Support 

1 new to the group

new to the group

Posted by Leon on February 4, 2016

2 Weight


Posted by Jb501 on February 6, 2016

3 Making Friends?

Making Friends?

Posted by Patient with SLP on December 29, 2015

4 Awareness


Posted by Syd on January 19, 2016

5 Thank you, Aly704

Thank you, Aly704

Posted by ModSupport on February 6, 2016


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