The brain is a vital part of the body. It allows us to makes decisions, to think, and shapes our personality. An injury to this area is not something that should be taken lightly. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can not only cause life-long afflictions that come with rehabilitation and care from specialty facilities, like CareMeridian, but can potentially be deadly.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and it's important to understand what TBI is and the profound effects it has on victims and their families. TBI is split into two categories: mild and severe. In a mild case consciousness is lost for 30 min or less. Unfortunately these cases are usually overlooked, but can often times result in mood swings, headaches, and difficulty in thinking. Severe TBI involves a loss of consciousness for over 30 minutes and can have life long effects on the victim's motor skills and psyche. Cases of TBI may seem like a rarity, but every 16 seconds a TBI occurs in this country. It is essential that people are aware of TBI so it can be prevented.
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