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Head injuries

The most common causes of head injuries are falls, assaults and car accidents. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments here.

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Concussion

Concussion is a short-term loss of brain function following a head injury. Learn more about the causes of concussions and signs and symptoms to be aware of.

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Subdural haematoma

A subdural haematoma is a tear of a blood vessel between the surface of the brain and a layer covering the brain, usually caused by a blow to the head.

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Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)

The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) may be used as a screening test for cognitive impairment, such as dementia. Learn more about the test here.

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Acquired brain injury (ABI)

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is the result of damage to your brain that may occur at any time during your life. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment here.

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What causes epilepsy?

Epilepsy can be caused by anything that can damage the brain such as a head injury. Learn more about the different common causes for epilepsy.

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Neck injuries

Trusted information about neck injuries from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on head injuries and neck pain.

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Coma

In a coma, a person is alive but totally unresponsive to the world around them. Someone in a coma will need intensive care in hospital. Find out more here.

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CT scans - information for referrers

Provides doctors requesting CT scans with information regarding CT related radiation in children and young people.

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Amnesia

Amnesia is loss of memory that is usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent. Learn more about what it is, causes and ways to live with amnesia.

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