“In our experience we have found it extremely detrimental psychologically for people to place themselves in positions where they are continuously faced with failure on account of specific areas of deficit due to brain injury.”
-report on an anonymous patient (Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town)
TBI can be acquired in many ways and can be life-altering or even fatal if left untreated. According to the CDC, moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. People with TBI are also more likely to abuse alcohol or illicit drugs and die from seizures, accidental drug poisoning, infections, and pneumonia.
Who Wants to be ‘Normal’ Anyway! [Kindle Edition] LIVING WITH HEAD (BRAIN) INJURY (from ‘MY STORY’) * A look into head injury, sometimes known as the “hidden handicap” and the effects on the person (casuality). In this “work” I’ll share some facts about brain injury, as well as how to best to manage the effects. […]