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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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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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Is ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

Is  ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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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

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Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Please clarify: I am not understanding the question on traumatic brain injury and how recovery takes place...Or when? Would like to help you understand this entity a bit better. ...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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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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Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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Can someone develop bipolar disorder from traumatic brain injury?

Can someone develop bipolar disorder from traumatic brain injury?

Yes.: It's not especially common, but some people do develop bipolar disorder after brain injury. The mechanism is not well understood. Treatment approaches are essentially identical in terms of medications, but response rates may be less robust. ...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 has, mood symptoms, memory symptoms, behavioral issues. ...Read more

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

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 or not 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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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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Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Yes and No: There is always some residual. May be as little as 1-2 % or greater. May take 12-24 months to be all you can be. ...Read more

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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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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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Whats 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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What happens to traumatic brain injury survivors a month out?

Depends: A month out is too early to see how the person will be, that takes about a year. Usually the condition is static and looks about the same as they did right after the accident. Over time new symptoms can emerge, like impulsivity but the symptoms usually get better or stay the same. What the person looks like a year after the event is usually how they will be. ...Read more

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What are typical behavior changes after a traumatic brain injury?

Personality change: Brain injury can cause many changes in behavior. Patients may become more impulsive and short-tempered. They also can be forgetful, and slow-responding. ...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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Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Not by itself: Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame. Any injury of sufficient force to cause cord injury could cause concussion. Another possibility is that medications used to treat the effects spinal cord injury (bladder meds, spasticity meds, pain meds) can cause impairments in awareness, memory, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Education (Definition)

Is a form of learning, in which knowledge, skills & habits of people are transferred from 1 generation to the next through teaching, training or research . It has effect on the way one thinks, feels & acts. It is derived from the latin word meaning to ...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