What is a traumatic brain injury?

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A traumatic brain injury (or, “TBI”) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that 
disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a traumatic brain injury.

The severity of such an 
injury may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” i.e., an 
extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A traumatic brain injury can result in short or long-term 
problems with independent function.