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Dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury
The Washington State TBI Council has a new video. This promotes a No Wrong Door system with strategic partners so that information and referral help is just a contact away.
Did U Know? About 176 Americans die from a TBI every day? A TBI is an injury that affects how the brain works. TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Anyone can experience a TBI, but data suggest that some groups are at greater risk for getting a TBI or having worse health outcomes after the injury.
A head injury during childhood, especially when misdiagnosed and not properly treated, can lead to prolonged lifelong suffering, a new collaborative study by Tel Aviv University, Kaplan Medical Center and Shamir Medical Center has found. One in four children who have suffered a minor head injury are liable to suffer from chronic post-concussion syndrome.
How do you know if you have a TBI? Prompt diagnosis of a TBI can lead to a fuller recovery. Signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include headaches, dizziness or loss of balance, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision or ringing ears and more. Check out the article for a complete list of symptoms.
Depression is a common problem after TBI. About half of all people with TBI are affected by depression within the first year after injury. Even more (nearly two-thirds) are affected within seven years after injury. In the general population, the rate of depression is much lower, affecting fewer than one person in 10 over a one-year period. More than half of the people with TBI who are depressed also have significant anxiety.