Do not confuse Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, both can exist together.(PTSD).

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/traumatic_brain_injury_and_ptsd.asp#.T1vPJhtxRw8.twitter

The following quote is from the above link.

“Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs from a sudden blow or jolt to the head. Brain injury often occurs during some type of trauma, such as an accident, blast, or a fall. Often when people refer to TBI, they are mistakenly talking about the symptoms that occur following a TBI. Actually, a TBI is the injury, not the symptoms.”

TBI is head injury and often visible at the time it occurs and afterwards.  An estimated 80% of TBI injuries are mild and can be caused by a concussion.   PTSD is an invisible wound that can occur following exposure to a traumatic event(s).  PTSD symptoms can follow TBI.  Both injuries, visible or not visible, require immediate and ongoing medical diagnosis and treatment.  Although this is not a good news story and the website information is not fun reading, a high level of awareness is critical and increases the prospects of a positive outcome.  Do not go with this alone!  Listen to your loved ones and medical professionals.


Steve Sparks
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story