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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Still A “Silent Epidemic”

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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Still A “Silent Epidemic”

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Still A “Silent Epidemic”
WorkCompWire April 9

“With just 10% of an iceberg’s mass rising above the water, the vast majority is hiding out of sight. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), like icebergs, can be misleading because the physical signs of an injury are not always visible, with the bulk of a patient’s symptoms lurking beneath the surface. Symptoms include things like difficulty processing, increased fatigue, sleep disturbance, personality changes, and confusion…”

Read more in the Leaders Speak section at WorkCompWire, from Dr. Heechin Chae, Medical Director at Institutes Of Health and former Director of the Brain Injury Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Dr Chae debunks five misconceptions about traumatic brain injuries.