Acquired Brain Injury

What it is

A diagnosed medical condition of damage to the brain, resulting from a traumatic or non-traumatic injury, occurring after birth. Traumatic brain injuries involve an external force, like a fall, hit or motor vehicle accident. Non-traumatic brain injuries could result from loss of oxygen, a brain lesion, toxins or illness like meningitis. Temporary or permanent cognitive, emotional, behavioural or physical impairments are symptoms of acquired brain injuries. Acquired brain injuries do not include degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s Diseases or Multiple Sclerosis (MS), nor congenital conditions like Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
A concussion is considered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that is caused by an impact or jolt to the head which causes the brain to collide with the skull.

A concussion is considered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that is caused by an impact or jolt to the head which causes the brain to collide with the skull.



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