Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
About Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by a physical external force to the head or skull resulting in a disruption of mental, cognitive, behavioral, or physical functions.
A brain injury can cause changes in:
- Thinking and memory
- Tasting, smelling, touching, and feeling
- Speech and understanding of language
- Personality, behavior, emotions
- Control of your body
To find out more, visit the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, or call 602-508-8024 or 1-888-500-9165 (toll-free).
For additional information, visit the Traumatic Brain Injury Page at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Traumatic Brain Injury Information
Mayo Clinic’s patient education booklet for family members to better understand brain injury and the journey of the survivor.
The impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery.
Article on how to support student’s with brain injuries as they transition back to school.
A fact sheet on the most common sleep issues and disorders someone may experience after a brain injury.
A fact sheet that explains what social skills are, how a TBI may affect them, and some tips to improve them after TBI.
A fact sheet on the possible emotional problems someone may experience after a brain injury.
A fact sheet that explains memory problems that may affect people with moderate to severe brain injury.
A fact sheet on headaches, one of the most common co-morbid conditions after brain injury.
Fact sheet on the issue of fatigue after brain injury.
Fact sheet on cognitive problems following a brain injury.
Scholarly article on the differences between post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Brain Injury checklist for adult traumatic brain injury survivors and their families.
There are national and statewide resources and events listed below. Please take a look and see how you can support your communities, schools, organizations, and families and bring awareness to the forefront on brain injury and neuro-impairment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
All About Brain Injury & PTSD
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
The Center on Partner – Inflicted Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of America
Brain Injury Information, Resources, Tips, Tools
Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)
Living With Traumatic Brain Injury
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Polytrauma/TBI System of Care