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
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have serious long-term consequences, including psychiatric disorders. However, few studies have assessed the association between TBI and risk of suicide. The objective of this research was to examine the association between TBI and subsequent suicide.
Childhood Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Mental Health Disorders Associated with Suicidal Ideation
Suicidal ideation and suicide-related behavior among community-supervised offenders are significant public health problems. In a sample of 418 subjects served by the community corrections office of Iowa’s Sixth Judicial District, 56 percent of subjects denied suicidal ideation and suicide-related behavior (control group), 17 percent reported suicidal ideation without suicide-related behavior (ideator group), and 27 percent reported engaging in suicide-related behavior (actor group).
Psychiatric disorders after brain injury are frequent. In this research article it approaches epidemiology, diagnosis, associated factors and treatment options of the main psychiatric disorders that occur after brain injury.
TBI and PTS often go hand in hand and have similar signs and symptoms. It can create “the perfect storm” for individuals. This article has resources, information on signs and symptoms and what the survivor and families can do to help.
Ohio Domestic Violence Network has a brain injury and domestic violence checklist for individuals and professionals.
Violence can cause a head injury, which happens when there is a change in how your brain normally works. This article covers signs, symptoms and has resources if you’ve experienced a brain injury, especially while in an intimate partner relationship.
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.
Information on how to understand and cope with irritability, anger and aggression after a traumatic brain injury.
Understanding how behavior changes after a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury.
A factsheet to help couples understand the common changes that may happen in their relationship after brain injury.
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
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