Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

If you, a family member or a friend have not had your life touched by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) they probably will be. Over a million Americans sustain a TBI every year. These injuries range in consequence from disruptive to catastrophic. The three categories of TBI are usually grouped as “mild, moderate or severe”. But don’t be misled by facile categorizations: even a so-called “mild” TBI can profoundly alter a person’s life, affecting mood, memory, cognition and decision-making ability. Many TBI’S–perhaps 57% of them–fail to be diagnosed in the Emergency Room.

TBI IS PERHAPS THE HOTTEST HEALTH TOPIC IN AMERICA TODAY. The prevalence of concussion among high school, college and professional football players as well as brain injuries from roadside explosions in Iraq and Afghanistan among returning soldiers has produced wide-spread awareness of this phenomenon among the public.

Our self-identity, our sense of who we are is wrapped up in our brains. A TBI can destroy that self-awareness. That’s why TBI has been referred to as “the amputation of the soul”.

Keep visiting my website at www.Goberlaw.com to learn more about this important health challenge and how it can affect you. I’ll be talking a lot about it in the blogs I will post in the days to come.