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.
MTBI 101: Friendships after a Brain Injury
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.
It’s a Long, Long Road Home
I struggled for seven years before I was finally diagnosed with a brain injury; specifically post concussive syndrome due to multiple concussions.
“Say Can’t Quickly”
The 3 Key Elements of MTBI Recovery
Recovery from a brain injury is a delicate balance between achieving enough acceptance to have a modicum of peace yet maintaining a quiet rebellion which keeps you reaching for more.
The Median is NOT the Message
When you are confronted with a brain injury or a disease such as cancer you will almost immediately be confronted by statistics … from the mouths of well meaning friends, family, and doctor’s, in medical literature, and on the web. DO NOT let statistics scare you.