I’m repeating this from 2011 because it is still so important
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Traumatic brain injury is by its very nature traumatic. The injury itself may not be life-threatening when it happens, but after you try to get back in the game with tbi, you can quickly find that your life is not the way it once was. You are not the way you once were. And your life as you once knew it is threatened.
That sets up more conditions for post-traumatic stress disorder. The only thing is, the trauma doesn’t end with the injury, or even one or two other life-threatening event. TBI is an ongoing life-threatening event — one that often strips you of your self-respect, even as it takes away your self-knowledge, the familiarity with everything as you once knew it.
I think that’s something that too many people just don’t get. Trauma in tbi doesn’t just go away. It…
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