What Are the Effects of “Invisible” TBIs?
A traumatic brain injury survivor who has a physical disability deals with a problem that is obvious, but many survivors have brain injuries that are “invisible.” The problem with invisible TBIs is that the brain injuries are not obvious, yet they can cause serious difficulties for the survivors. Life may seem chaotic to a survivor with an invisible brain injury, but those in the “outside world” may think that nothing is wrong. As a result, some survivors face expectations that don’t reflect their reality. This disconnection is generally caused by the public’s lack of understanding about the myriad effects of brain injuries. Here is a site devoted to explaining the possible effects of “invisible” TBIs and what survivors can do to diminish them.
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