What is TBI?

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain.  TBI is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating.

Brain injuries do not heal like other injuries.  Recovery is a functional recovery, based on mechanisms that remain uncertain.  There are many symptoms associated with TBI including cognitive issues, speech and language issues, physical changes and social emotional changes.  Many of the social emotional changes mimic symptoms of PTSD including; lack of motivation, irritability, aggression and depression.

For further information on TBI and PTSD see the article: TBI and PTSD: Navigating the Perfect Storm.  

http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/content/2013/03/tbi-and-ptsd-navigating-the-perfect-storm