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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Overview)

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.


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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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Dr. William Singer
261 doctors shared insights

Traumatic Brain Injury (Overview)

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.


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How does a physician diagnose traumatic brain injury?

How does a physician diagnose traumatic brain injury?

Few things: The diagnosis is based on history of hitting one's head, the presence of absence of memory loss, imaging can be helpful, and then the history of new symptoms like ha, trouble concentrating etc, that were not there before the head injury. ...Read more

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Post traumatic stress disorder (Tip)

Post traumatic stress disorder

Who is a good psychiatrist who works with ptsd and tbi (traumatic brain injury)? ...See more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
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Consider EMDR as a form of treatment, discuss with a therapist
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Learn relaxation techniques to help when flashbacks occur
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Can the effects and symptoms of traumatic brain injury come and go, on different days?

Can the effects and symptoms of traumatic brain injury come and go, on different days?

Sort of...: Usually the defecits are stable, they don't change. However, things like memory and attention can be effected by stress or mood states to when you are calm, the defecits may seem better but on a stressful and anxious day, they may seem much worse. ...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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Post traumatic stress disorder (Tip)

Post traumatic stress disorder

Ask your doctor to rule out brain injury and ask for a referral to an experienced ptsd therapist. ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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How can a physician diagnosis mild traumatic brain injury?

See your doctor: This non precise diagnosis requires a physical exam, medical history, and possibly imaging such as ct or MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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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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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


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more