Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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What is a TBI?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by damage to the brain.
You cannot see a TBI. It is inside the brain. It can change how a person learns and thinks.

Drawing of healthy brain with raised black lines to indicate folds in brain matter
Healthy brain. No damage
Drawing of brain with large band aid in center of brain to indicate injury to brain
Band aid in center of brain showing that injury has occured
How does the doctor know if you have a TBI?

The doctor will give you a test that takes pictures of your brain. This is called a CAT Scan.
The pictures will show if there is damage to your brain. After the scan, the doctor will help you find ways to get better.

Causes:

• Car accidents
• Falling down
• Violence or abuse
• Gunshot to the head

Symptoms:

• Headaches
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Dizziness
• Anger
• Vomiting
• Confusion
• Possible communication problems

 How to stay safe:
  • Wear a seatbelt while in a car
  • Wear a helmet while riding a bike or motorcycle
  • Practice gun safety
  • Report abuse
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Protect yourself when playing sports
Where can I find more information?

http://www.tbinrc.com/
http://www.allabouttbi.com/

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