Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can, like any injury, range in severity from a simple bump on the head to something much more serious.As I wrote in an earlier post TBI is unfortunately a growth area, especially in the military.The subject of Traumatic Brain Injury is back in the news after the accident suffered by top snowboarder Kevin Pearce.Some timely new research has revealed some of the personality changes that can occur after a TBI, including profound problems in the ability to process emotions.A set of recent studies from the UK have examined these personality changes and found that TBI sufferers show a much higher incidence of some specific problems in emotional processing, leading to relationship problems at home and difficulty in recovery.
These accidents may upset you, but your anxiety is usually worse than the injury. Head injury occurs more often in young children than adults.
When compared with adults: Bumps, cuts, and scrapes on the head and face usually heal well and can be treated the same as injuries to other parts of the body.
A superficial cut on the head often bleeds heavily because the face and scalp have many blood vessels close to the surface of the skin.
He's battling with stress coming from school and from a special case of helping another loved one with TBI who suffers from short term memory loss and has the tendency to get violent and verbally abusive towards him.
I feel that he should let her family take over the care of her, but he's adamant that they aren't providing enough, so it's up to him to see her through this ordeal even though it's causing him harm.