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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Comments on: "Brain Injury Resources . . . “Invisible” TBIs" (2)
I completely understand the invisibility of TBIs – my essay, “Invisible Bruise,” published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injures, speaks to this exact issue. Thanks, Donna for sharing this post – it re-assures other TBI survivors that they are not alone.
It is the hardest part of day to day life. People need to understand, we try, not always knowing that we have a deficit, that is another important factor. We do not need others to tell us, we need to learn on our own…..