Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a disruption of brain function, resulting from a blow or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. The severity of the TBI is deteremined at the time of the injury and may be classified as: mild, moderate or severe. The Army Reserve has a comprehensive system of worldwide TBI care.
• TBIs can occur on the battlefield, the football field, the playground, in a car accident, and even at home.
• A mild TBI/concussion is treatable; early detection is extremely important.
• Common causes of an mTBI/concussion on the battlefield include blasts, vehicle collisions, or blows to the head.
A mild TBI, which is also known as a concussion, is the most common form of TBI in the Army. Symptoms of concussions often resolve within days or weeks.
• Changes in sleep
• Balancing Problems
• Sensory changes
• Slowed thinking
• Difficulty concentrating
• Memory problems
• Depression or anxiety
• Mood swings