Did you know?
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.
Learn more about the U.S. Army and TBI care: STAND-TO!: Traumatic Brain Injury.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
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 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.
- The Army has a comprehensive system of worldwide TBI care.
Common Signs and Symptoms:
- Changes in sleep
- Balancing Problems
- Sensory changes
- Slowed thinking
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Depression or anxiety
- Mood swings
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- U.S. Army and NFL message to Soldiers and players (PDF)
- A New Playbook to Fight Traumatic Brain Injury (Forbes)
- Where Soldiers Come From (PBS)
- UM professors receive grant to help athletes, military members suffering from traumatic brain injury
- NFL Military TBI site
- Video: NFL, military tackle traumatic brain injuries (Bloomberg)
- The NFL and GE announce 'head health initiative' to study the brain and (maybe) save the game of football (Forbes)
- NFL's Goodell hopes for lighter helmets, sensors (Yahoo!)
- Military creates brain repository to study wounds (USA Today)
- Video: Titans QBs visit wounded Soldiers (NFL)
- NFL players discuss concussions with U.S. military (NFL)
- NFL joins military in using helmet sensors to mine head-injury data (Stars & Stripes)
- The new team for spotlighting TBI; NFL/military
- Symptoms of traumatic brain injury can persist for years