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Compassion with a Catch
Compassion with a Catch Immediately following a brain injury, outsiders often reiterate to survivors how grateful they are for that person’s survival and how accepting they plan to b. But when put to the test in everyday life, we quickly discover it’s tough to respond with unwavering compassion.
Michael Wight and Elementary School After TBI
After a severe TBI at age 4, Michael Wight is now in fourth grade at Switlik Elementary, where they call him "the mayor." He attends class with other fourth graders and also gets help from a special education teacher, speech therapist, and physical therapist.
Michael Wight and Elementary School After TBI After a severe TBI at age 4, Michael Wight is now in fourth grade at Switlik Elementary, where they call him "the mayor." He attends class with other fourth graders and also gets help from a special education teacher, speech therapist, and physical therapist.
Siblings of Children with TBI. What About Them?
Siblings of Children with TBI. What About Them? Watch for changes in children’s behavior after a sibling is hurt.
Coping with the Imbalance of Giving and Receiving in Caregiving
Coping with the Imbalance of Giving and Receiving in Caregiving Some caregivers I know feel as if they are giving to the point of depletion. While some who have sustained a TBI and receive care may feel powerless and resentful with no control. This imbalance on both ends can create friction and despair.  
 
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When Depression Is Not Depression After a TBI
Fatigue, problems with sleep or concentration, and lack of energy or interest may be their own symptoms, not depression.
When Depression Is Not Depression After a TBI
Fatigue, problems with sleep or concentration, and lack of energy or interest may be their own symptoms, not depression.
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.
Fatigue and Sleep After TBI
Fatigue and Sleep After TBI
Good sleep hygiene can make a world of difference after a TBI.
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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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