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One Simple Way to Fight Depression
One Simple Way to Fight Depression Joining a group — any group you connect with — can help stave off depression for a person with TBI and his or her family caregivers, says BrainLine blogger Rosemary Rawlins.
Caregiver Burn Out
Services like respite care can help an exhausted caregiver rest and refuel.
Caregiver Burn Out Services like respite care can help an exhausted caregiver rest and refuel.
Choosing the Right Caregiver Support Group
Choosing the Right Caregiver Support Group You are not alone; learn from other caregivers.
The Biggest Challenges Caregivers Face When a Loved One Comes Home
The Biggest Challenges Caregivers Face When a Loved One Comes Home Advice from one military wife whose husband returned from combat with a TBI and other injuries.
 
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The Four "Baskets" of Concussion Symptoms
Dr. Robert Cantu explains the four "baskets" of concussion symptoms parents should know about: emotional, cognitive, sleep, and physical.

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The Four "Baskets" of Concussion Symptoms
Dr. Robert Cantu explains the four "baskets" of concussion symptoms parents should know about: emotional, cognitive, sleep, and physical.
What Is Emotional Flooding?
What Is Emotional Flooding?
An injured brain needs rest. Without it, even the most mundane activities can overwhelm someone with TBI.
Life Out of Order
Life Out of Order
Sally Laux has lost her three brothers — two to death, one to a severe TBI — and yet, as she walks on a landscape o...
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Each year there are a reported 1.7 million brain injuries in the United States, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans — about 2 percent of the U.S. population — currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help with everyday activities due to TBI. Most brain injuries are mild and are also known as concussions. Usually people recover from a concussion in a matter of weeks but sometimes symptoms can persist. BrainLine.org, a free educational website, provides authoritative information about brain injury symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. For people living with a brain injury, their families, and professionals in the field, BrainLine also offers an online community of support through our social networking sites.


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