Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a disruption of brain function, resulting from a blow or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.
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TBIs can occur on the battlefield, the football field, the playground, in a car accident, and even at home.
There are four categories of TBI including: mild, moderate, severe and penetrating.
A mild TBI (mTBI), which is also known as a concussion, is the most common form of TBI.
An mTBI/concussion is a brain injury that requires prompt treatment.
An mTBI/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.
Common symptoms following an mTBI/concussion may include headache, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and memory problems.
The Army has a comprehensive system of worldwide TBI care. Click the link in the "TREAT" box to locate an Army facility near you.
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