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About Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is damage to the brain acquired after birth. It includes traumatic brain injury as well as tumour, stroke, brain haemorrahage and encephalitis, to name a few causes. 

The effects are often very similar to those of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but the key differences that make treating and coping with acquired brain injury are quite different. 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Traumatic Brain Injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. 

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. 

For further information about brain injury, simply click on the links below.

Headway UK About Brain Injury 

https://www.headway.org.uk/About-Brain-Injury.aspx

Headway UK Useful Organisations

https://www.headway.org.uk/Useful-organisations.aspx

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