About TBI

An estimated 1.56 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) requiring medical attention each year. A TBI is defined as damage to the brain caused by an external force as evidenced by altered consciousness and impairment of brain functioning. After the initial medical crisis, TBI presents significant challenges to the individual, family, and society. An injured person may experience a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes that affect their ability to function. Financial hardship, substance abuse, anxiety and depression are some of the common problems experienced by individuals following a TBI.

Understanding TBI – (from Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center)

External Links

Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems

National Data and Statistical Center

About the TBIMS

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center factsheets
Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center


Concussion Center at NYU Langone


Brain Injury Association
Brain Injury Association

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