Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a very common problem. It has a wide range of severity, from minor bumps on the head through to severe traumatic injury causing substantial damage to the structure of the brain. As one might expect, symptoms vary widely in TBI, but there is not always a very good relationship between the severity of the injury and the severity of symptoms that follow on afterwards. Some people with apparently relatively mild injury (often called mild TBI or mTBI) can develop significant problems, often with a combination of physical, cognitive and behavioural changes. Interdisciplinary rehabilitation can be extremely helpful for people with mTBI, but the key is to understand the mechanism of the symptoms and how best to address them with the right approach to treatment.
You can find out more about TBI at the brain injury association Headway.