Category: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)


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Dealing with the Emotional Problems of Traumatic Brain Injury

 
Long after medical bills are paid and any other scrapes, bumps, and bruises have healed, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can continue to affect your life in profound ways.
 
Even “mild” traumatic brain injury can affect the way your brain functions, causing headaches, difficulty thinking, and memory problems. In moderate to severe cases, TBIs can impact your emotions, changing the way you feel and interact with the world.
Some of the most common examples of emotional problems experienced by TBI victims include:
 
Mood swings. Mood swings can be defined as the experience of sudden and intense emotions that materialize and end very quickly. People with TBI may have uncontrollable outbursts of crying, laughter, or rage for no apparent reason.…

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Do I Have a Traumatic Brain Injury?

 
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is as serious as it sounds.
 
TBI occurs when a blow to the head disrupts the normal brain function, often affecting a victim’s cognitive abilities. This type of injury can cause immediate, long-lasting effects, including confusion, difficulty learning, trouble speaking coherently, and problems with vision and hearing. A TBI may also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia in the future.
 
The Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
 
A variety of different types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common include:
 
Slip and fall accidents. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries for victims of all ages, but elderly individuals are particularly vulnerable.…

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Identifying Brain Injuries in Children

 
Young children frequently experience falls, bumps, and bruises as they develop their motor skills. School-age children and teenagers may also experience injuries due to things like sports accidents or even car crashes. Sometimes children are lucky and avoid any kind of lasting injury, but in other cases, they may experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
 
Sadly, TBIs are the leading cause of death and disability for children and adolescents in the US. TBIs also send an estimated 62,000 children to the hospital every year. These injuries occur on a wide spectrum, ranging from relatively mild concussions to injuries that cause irreparable or fatal brain damage. As a parent, it is important to identify any kind of brain injury as soon as possible as they may impact the child’s cognitive development and affect him or her into adulthood.…

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