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What's a traumatic brain injury?

What's a traumatic brain injury?

Brain damage: Tbi- traumatic brain injury is when the brain is injured from a strike, fall, accident, explosion or any other concussive injury to the head injuring the underlying soft brain tissue. They can be mild from concussion to severe such as persistent vegetative state. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Depends on a lot: This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology. Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. ...Read more

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Could a traumatic brain injury be reversed?

Could a traumatic brain injury be reversed?

Depends on severity: Mild brain injuries can heal and be technically reversed. However, moderate to severe injuries often will have significant structural damage to neuronal structures that just will not heal correctly and once this occurs, there is very little we can do to reverse that damage. Most of the recovery then will be on improving function with the new normal cognitive baseline. ...Read more

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What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

Several: Acutely you have headache, pain at the trauma site, possibly memory loss, over time there can be had, mood symptoms, memory symptoms, behavioral issues. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

Go to ER !: Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects: no loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented •loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes •memory or concentration problems •headache •loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours •profound confusion •agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior•slurred speech. ...Read more

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Is traumatic brain injury same as brain-damaged?

Is traumatic brain injury same as brain-damaged?

No: It's not about being politically correct. It is specific to damage from trauma (such as car crash, etc), rather than other types of damage (stroke, etc). ...Read more

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What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

ForcefulBrain injury: Traumatic brain injury (tbi) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness.

The definition of tbi has not been consistent and tends to vary according to specialties and circumstances. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a traumatic brain injury?

What are the effects of a traumatic brain injury?

Variable: Many cases of tbi resolve to normal over time. Some are left with severe disabilities. Most common is epilepsy, mood and behavior disorders, and coordination and balance disorders. A good rehabilitation program can address these issues and provide a means for recovery toward normal. Permanent disability may result, but adaptation is possible. ...Read more

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Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Yes: Recovery entirely or partially is the goal of brain injury rehabilitation. Contact a brain injury rehabilitation program to enroll in their program. ...Read more

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Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

As follows- falls35%: Cdc has this data:
the leading causes of tbi are:
falls (35.2%);
motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%);
struck by/against events (16.5%); and
assaults (10%)
link for the above is http://www.Cdc. Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes. Html. ...Read more

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Can't concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Common problem: This is a common problem after TBI. Speak to your doctor about an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. From the results of that evaluation, appropriate management can be developed. ...Read more

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Tips for recovering regarding traumatic brain injury?

Tips for recovering regarding traumatic brain injury?

Brain stimulation : Brain stimulation using audio visual aides, puzzles, games and also physical exercise would help in the recovery process. ...Read more

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How likely is recovering from traumatic brain injury?

How likely is recovering from traumatic brain injury?

Time will tell: The nervous system is a remarkable combination of fragility and resilience. It takes time (and therapy) to recover from brain injury, and there is (unfortunately) no way of knowing how fast or how complete the recovery will be. ...Read more

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Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Sort of...: Head injury can injure the brain in such a way that the symptoms mimic bipolar disorder with impulsivity, irritability and mood instabilty. It wouldn't be true bipolar per the dsm but we would essentially treat it the same way with mood stabilizers and possibly antidepressants. ...Read more

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How do you regain balance after a traumatic brain injury?

How do you regain balance after a traumatic brain injury?

PT: Physical therapy, including vestibular therapy can improve balance after a brain injury. ...Read more

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Can childhood traumatic brain injury be detected in an adult?

Can childhood traumatic brain injury be detected in an adult?

Possibly: There are new approaches to evaluating brain injury that are advanced forms of Magnetic Resonance Imaging that can recognize damage done in childhood even if your are an adult ...Read more

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What are some characteristics of a mild traumatic brain injury?

Many: Among the most common characteristics of mild TBI include problems with attention and focus, slowing of mental processing speed. Fatigue, poor balance, headaches and sleep initiation problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: traumatic brain injury?

You already said it: Traumatic brain injury is damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or is taking blood thinners. ...Read more

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What activities for a person recovering from traumatic brain injury?

Best to see a prof: Although one can work on their memory with practice and practice focusing, it would be best to contact a rehab person who specializes in post head injury cognitive rehab. ...Read more

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How long will it take to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

How long will it take to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

Upto 9 months: Initial improvements might take upto 9 months even after that might require further group rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between brain injury and traumatic brain injury?

Cause: An eventual brain injury can be due to decreased blood flow (stroke), or an aneurysm (hemorrhage), or low blood sugar or low oxygen (hypoxia). When the term traumatic is used, the cause is a physical injury like being hit hard over the head after falling. Unfortunately any severe brain insult could affect future fnctn quite severely. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you undergo traumatic brain injury?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the injury and the area of the brain involved. ...Read more

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Will balance recover after a traumatic brain injury? How long will it take?

Will balance recover after a traumatic brain injury? How long will it take?

Yes: Significant head trauma can result in a concussion to the inner ear. Most patients will have complete resolution of balance symptoms but recovery is variable and may last only a few days or may last several months. Vestibular rehabiliation exercise can help expedite recovery and be helpful. ...Read more

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Can someone who experienced a mild tbi (traumatic brain injury) join the military?

Depends: Usually most patients with a mild tbi make a full recovery. Whether they may join the military and in what capacity depends on whether there are any residual neurological deficits that would impede their ability to serve. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

Recovery from TBI: You have not said the severity and extent of a tbi. Concussion, the mildest tbi symptoms may normalize after hours to days, to as long as a year. More severe brain injuries depend on the type and extent of the damage. Most improvement will occur during the first year after the injury. Improvement may continue for the next several years. ...Read more

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Is it true that acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury are the same thing?

Similar: Traumatic specifically deals with trauma. Acquired includes a few other types of brain injury, such as anoxic, encephalopathic, infectious, etc. So a traumatic brain injury is an acquired brain injury, but an acquired brain injury is not necessarily traumatic. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are good foods someone with traumatic brain injury should eat to heal the brain?

Good health habits: Good sleep habits, good exercise, and good nutrition habits help heal the brain. Good nutrition involves appropriate healthy foods low in carbohydrates and fats and full of good vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

Depends on severity: This answer to too long for this forum. Depending on the deficits it is all about activities of daily living first and promoting independence. Continued pt/ot/speech therapy if needed. Be aware of stimulus levels because this can overwhelm someone with tbi. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more