I Have a What? Mild TBI

A Guide for Coping with Mild TBI

By Margaret A. Struchen, Tresa M. Roebuck, Monique R. Pappadis, and Jason E. Ferguson

Mild TBI is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. It is often called a concussion. This manual identifies symptoms of mild brain injury and describes the recovery process for adults and their families. Most people have symptoms for only a short time. Some have longer lasting effects from the brain injury. Knowing what to expect after a mild traumatic brain injury can be helpful for individuals and family members.

This manual on mild brain injury covers:

  • What is a head injury?
  • What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
  • How does injury to the brain happen?
  • Why is my brain important?
  • How serious was my injury?
  • What problems may I have after a mild TBI?
  • How long will my symptoms last?
  • When should I seek medical help?
  • Common misconceptions
  • Where can I go to get help?


2008 Baylor College of Medicine This manual is sponsored by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center – Rehabilitation Interventions Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Grant No. H133B990014) and RRTC on Community Integration of Persons with TBI (Grant No. H133B031117) at TIRR Memorial Hermann.

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I Have a What? A Guide for Coping with Mild TBI

By Margaret A. Struchen, Tresa M. Roebuck, Monique R. Pappadis, and Jason E. Ferguson

3 responses to “I Have a What? Mild TBI”

  1. See, Geok Lan says:

    This handbook will be part of patients’ quick bible while getting treatment in hospital. It can be a good reference for their own understanding. It can be also read by them whenever they needs it. Thank you.

  2. Donna Sue Hurst says:

    I would love to read your manual, after 8 years I am still confused about some aspects of my mild TBI, even though I have learned to live with it.

  3. Gail Harris, PhD says:

    I am looking forward to seeing this document and sharing it with my colleagues and patients.

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