Brain Injury Myth: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is not Disabling

by John McKiggan

Perhaps the biggest myth of brain injury is that mild traumatic brain injuries are not disabling.

They Look Okay

Since persons with traumatic brain injuries do not look obviously injured and many can function reasonable well in society, there is a common misperception that a traumatic brain injury is not as disabling as more obvious physical injuries.

But They’re Not Okay

However, the National Institute of Health concluded that the consequences of traumatic brain injury can include a dramatic change in the patient’s life course, profound disruption of the family, enormous loss of income or earning potential and significant expenses over a life time.

Consequences Can be Devastating

The social consequences of mild, moderate and sever brain injury are significant and serious and include increased risk of suicide, divorce, chronic unemployment, economic strain and substance abuse.

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