[BROSHURE] Do I Have What?! – A Guide for Coping with Moderate-to-Severe TBI

From Baylor School of Medicine, here’s a brochure to help people better understand moderate-to-severe TBI

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I. What is a head injury?…………………………………………………………………… 1

II. What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? ······································· 2

III. How does injury to the brain happen? ········································· 2

IV. Why is my brain important?························································· 4

V. How serious was my injury?························································· 5

Mild traumatic brain injury ·········································································· 7

Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury··············································· 8

What about my injury? ·················································································· 9

Insights: From One Survivor to Another ······················································ 10

VI. What problems may I have after a moderate-to-severe TBI? 

What can I do? ·········································································· 12

Insights: Common Problems··········································································· 13

Physical problems···························································································· 14

Thinking/Cognitive problems······································································· 21

Emotional/Behavioral problems·································································· 31

VII. How long will my symptoms last?················································ 43

Tips for helping your recovery······································································ 44

Insights: Recovery Tips from One Survivor to Another····························· 46

Insights: Coping Strategies from One Survivor to Another······················ 47

VIII. When should I seek…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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