Sunday, April 21, 2013

Traumatic Brain Injury Signs Are Often Misinterpreted Or Ignored


Traumatic Brain Injury Signs Are Often Misinterpreted Or Ignored

...Given an estimated 225,000 Californians living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), it's hard to understand how the signs of TBIs can be missed, misinterpreted or simply ignored. And yet, they are. The most common TBIs are concussions, nearly 3.8 million of which are caused by sports and recreation activities in the United States annually, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Norma Vescovo, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Independent Living Center of Southern California, Inc. (ILCSC), has seen an increase in the number of TBIs, including concussions or mild TBIs, at ILCSC and fully understands why TBIs are often missed. ....
Initially, individuals may experience any one of a number of symptoms, including confusion, concentration difficulties, dizziness or, most commonly, memory loss, all of which are also experienced by people who don't have a TBI. ....

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