There is often a lot of confusion around the diagnosis of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The reason for this is that a TBI can mean many different things. There are mild TBIs, which are what most people call concussions. There are also more severe TBIs, which include bleeding in the brain and damage that can cause severe, permanent damage – both cognitively and physically.
The Mayo Clinic has defined Traumatic Brain Injury simply as, “Occurring when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction.” The problem with this is that the term ‘dysfunction’ can mean many different things. [Read more…]