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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complex injury with a wide variety of symptoms. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating. Often times the person is normal one minute and the next, their life has abruptly changed. Since our brains define who we are, the consequences of a brain injury can affect all aspects of our lives including our personality.
There are varying degrees of TBI. These are determined by a neurological exam, which determines the degree of
TBI : mild, moderate or severe.
The neurological exam that is performed is called the Glasgow Coma Scale. This neurological exam applies numbers based on the symptoms and what the patient can do. There are 3 categories within the exam and the total number is added up between the 3 categories. Based on the result of all 3 areas, physicians then can determine the degree of TBI.
The Impact of Moderate/Severe Traumatic Brain Injury can include:
Cognitive deficits including difficulties with
Social - Emotional
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