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What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
Traumatic Brain Injury is also called Acquired brain injury. TBI happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. Treatment and outcome depend on the injury. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe injuries usually need rehabilitation.
- Understanding Brain Injury: What You Should Know About Brain Injury and Recovery
Developed by Shepherd Center with an introduction by Judy Fortin, former CNN anchor and medical correspondent as well as medical experts and advocates.
- Brain Injury Videos
5 videos include: Introduction; basic anatomy; understanding traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury and its causes, effects and classification; practical advice for coping
- Brain Injury Details
- MedlinePlus: National Library of Medicine
The site provides most current information TBI: overview, diagnosis, treatments, latest news, rehabilitation, and much more.
Information is available in other languages including Spanish.
- Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research
National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The site includes detailed information about TBI including signs and symptoms, causes of and risk factors, different types of TBI.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- About Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
BIAA provides some useful first steps when brain injury occurs along with types of BI, causes, and much more.
- Traumatic Brain Injury: The Journey Home
Defense Health Board
- The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
DVBIC serves active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury.
- Head Injuries
- Pediatric Brain Injury
Types of Brain Injury
Safety & Preventio