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Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million people are diagnosed with a brain injury each year.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury—or TBI?

TBI occurs as the result from a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Categories for TBI are:

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
  • Penetrating

The most common form of TBI in the military is mild, and is also known as a concussion.

According to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, from 2000-2019 (Q1-Q3), more than 413,858 service members have been diagnosed with TBI.

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This guide provides coping techniques and self-care advice to those caring for a service member or veteran with a TBI.

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Talking with Children about TBI

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This guide offers communication techniques to parents or guardians who are struggling to help their children understand the changes in a loved one who sustained a TBI. It features specific communication techniques based on the age and stage of development of the child.

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A Parent's Guide to Returning Your Child to School After a Concussion

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Car crashes, playground falls and sports injuries cause thousands of concussions a year among children. This guide offers practical advice to parents on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, information on treatment and recovery, and what a parent can do to support a child’s recovery and successful return to school.

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Talking with Children about Moderate or Severe TBI

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Addressing Family Needs

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This guide is intended to help service members and veterans who have experienced a concussion recover as quickly and safely as possible. It outlines each stage of the recovery process, explains what affected individuals should expect throughout the recovery process, provides guidance on how to track progress and includes a table to track developments.

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Neuroimaging Following Mild TBI in the Non-Deployed Setting Clinical Recommendation

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