D26 – 1.8 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A. Traumatic brain injuries are a disruption of brain structure and/or normal brain functioning and are acquired as a result of sudden trauma (e.g., blow to the head, object entering brain tissue) to the brain that results in damage.

B. TBIs can be mild, moderate, or severe. Symptoms can vary from temporary mild alteration in consciousness to significant and permanent damage.

C. TBIs can result in physical, cognitive, social, emotional and/or behavioral symptoms.

D. Men are 40% more likely to experience TBIs than women.

  1. Men are more likely to experience TBIs caused by work-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and military activities.
  2. Women are more likely to experience TBIs caused by assault and domestic violence.
(American Psychiatric Association, 2022)