Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Accuracy of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis: Mild TBI is often treated in the ED with as many as 80% of all adults with a TBI discharged home the same day without being admitted to the hospital. Accurate identification and diagnosis of a mild TBI is the first step toward providing appropriate clinical care.
  • Scientists have found that the human brain stores trauma in a special way which makes treatment difficult.: Emotional memories of traumatic life events such as accidents, war experiences or serious illnesses are stored in a particularly robust way by the brain. This renders effective treatment very difficult.
  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia: The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) has positively impacted programs and services for people with brain injury and their families, and are the primary source of information and personal support for thousands of individuals, families and professionals living in Virginia whose lives have been touched by a life-altering, often devastating, brain injury.
  • Brain Injury Association of America: Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI).