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Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
A mild head injury can increase your chance of developing a sleep disorder

A mild head injury can increase your chance of developing a sleep disorder

Department of Defense memo calls for changes to brain injury treatment

Department of Defense memo calls for changes to brain injury treatment

More research needed in "minimally conscious state"

More research needed in "minimally conscious state"

President Bush appoints Dole, Shalala to lead panel examining veterans' care

President Bush appoints Dole, Shalala to lead panel examining veterans' care

Uninsured children admitted to hospitals are twice as likely to die as insured children

Uninsured children admitted to hospitals are twice as likely to die as insured children

One billion battling with neurological disorders

One billion battling with neurological disorders

Neurological disorders a global problem

Neurological disorders a global problem

The puzzle of mystery dizziness solved

The puzzle of mystery dizziness solved

Chronic dizziness may have several psychiatric and neurologic causes

Chronic dizziness may have several psychiatric and neurologic causes

Multiple sclerosis far more common than previously thought

Multiple sclerosis far more common than previously thought

Neuren reports successful NNZ-2566 safety trial results

Neuren reports successful NNZ-2566 safety trial results

Brain injury cognitive rehab not covered by many insurers

Brain injury cognitive rehab not covered by many insurers

Researchers show brain injury may occur within one millisecond after head hits windshield

Researchers show brain injury may occur within one millisecond after head hits windshield

Progesterone improves outcomes for victims of traumatic brain injury

Progesterone improves outcomes for victims of traumatic brain injury

Rivastigmine improves memory loss for traumatic brain injury patients

Rivastigmine improves memory loss for traumatic brain injury patients

Brain scans show unconscious woman played tennis in her head

Brain scans show unconscious woman played tennis in her head

Neuren presents phase 2 clinical trial strategy for NNZ-2566

Neuren presents phase 2 clinical trial strategy for NNZ-2566

Long term ibuprofen therapy given after brain injury worsens cognitive abilities

Long term ibuprofen therapy given after brain injury worsens cognitive abilities

New research promising for improving brain cell survival after brain injury

New research promising for improving brain cell survival after brain injury

Neuren granted US patent for NNZ-2566

Neuren granted US patent for NNZ-2566