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TBI 101

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a traumatic brain injury "occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain." The severity of a TBI is typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Even a mild TBI, however, can result in long-lasting symptoms such as headaches, vision problems, trouble with concentrating or paying attention, fatigue, and confusion.


Have You Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The National Association of State Head Injury Administrators website has several tools to help assess whether a TBI has occurred. The HELPS Brain Injury Screening Tool on their site is particularly helpful for evaluating adults.