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Brain injuries

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Acquired Brain Injury - Brain Foundation

Acquired Brain Injury (Brain Injury, Head Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI) Description Brain injury includes a complex group of medical and surgical problems that are caused by trauma to the head

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Effects of Brain Injury - Synapse

Psychological Developing Mental Illness after a Brain Injury Brain injury is a known risk factor for developing a mental illness, while some people with brain injury will have a pre-existing mental illness

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Causes of Brain Injury - Synapse

Causes of Brain Injury Assault Physical assault is a major cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with young men between the ages of 20 and 24 being the most vulnerable

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What is Brain Injury? - Synapse

Brain injury includes a number of conditions and disorders that result in impairment to the brain and its functions.

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Brain Injury Basics - Synapse

Brain Injury Basics Understanding the Nervous System The nervous system is a complex system including the brain, spinal cord and nerves

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Coma and brain injury - Synapse

Coma is generally the result of damage or interference with particular structures of the brain, and its length and depth provide a strong indication of the severity of brain injury.

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Understanding Brain Injury | Synapse

While every brain injury is different, we have a range of information on hand that can help explain the impacts.

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Traumatic Brain Injury - Synapse

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by either a blow to the head or by the head being forced to move rapidly forwards or backwards.

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Living with Brain Injury - Synapse

Health and Wellbeing Future Medical Problems Most people with a brain injury are expected to experience a normal life span but families and carers can play a crucial role by monitoring for any further medical problems arising post-injury, particularly after hospital

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Traumatic Brain Injury - Brain Foundation

Traumatic Brain Injury See Acquired Brain Injury 2012 Research Applicant Essay Sandy Shultz 2012 Research Applicant Essay Cathy Catroppa DISCLAIMER: The information provided is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient / site visitor and his / her existing health care professionals

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