A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Washington studied 559 adults who have had a traumatic brain injury. They determined that over half (53 percent) of the participants developed major depression in the year following their injury.
Calling a Brain Injury “Mild” is confusing because the patient (and their family and friends) think of the general meaning; not the medical meaning.
Essentially friends of most brain injury survivors fall into four categories with a small amount of overlap. I will use the word “Friends” and “Friend” but “Family Members” fall into similar groupings.
We all heard it. “What the heck? You look fine to me!” Or “Its been months! Get over this brain injury stuff! Move on already!”
I feel like I made a complete idiot of myself! I was quite vulnerable and open at a tech conference today. A tech conference of all places!
I struggled for seven years before I was finally diagnosed with a brain injury; specifically post concussive syndrome due to multiple concussions.