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Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.5 billion people suffer traumatic brain injury (T.B.I.) in the US each year. Many of those injuries are considered acquired brain injury, which is defined as injury to the brain that is neither hereditary, present at birth, or degenerative in nature. Many factors contribute to acquired brain injury. Some include trauma to the brain; intracranial surgery, and toxic exposure (e.g. substance abuse, ingestion or inhalation of volatile agents).

The CDC defines traumatic brain injury with or without skull fracture an "an insult to the brain caused by an external physical force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness." Results of these types of brain injury may include an impairment of cognitive functioning  (e.g. particularly with regard to perception, memory, or judgment), as well as physical, behavioral or even emotional functioning.

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