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What are the two types of brain injury?

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The two types of brain injury are:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external force -- such as a blow to the head -- that causes the brain to move inside the skull or damages the skull. This in turn damages the brain.
  • Acquired brain injury (ABI) is most often associated with pressure on the brain. This could come from a tumor or a neurological illness, as in the case of a stroke.

From: Brain Damage: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/16/2018

SOURCES: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; "Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page" and "Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research." New Jersey Monthly: "Questions From Steve Adubato." National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders: "Traumatic Brain Injury: Cognitive and Communication Disorders." Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania: "Tips for Preventing Brain Injury."



Brain Injury Association of America: "Brain Injury Facts."

National Stroke Association: "Stroke 101: Fast Facts on Strokes."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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SOURCES: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; "Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page" and "Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research." New Jersey Monthly: "Questions From Steve Adubato." National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders: "Traumatic Brain Injury: Cognitive and Communication Disorders." Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania: "Tips for Preventing Brain Injury."



Brain Injury Association of America: "Brain Injury Facts."

National Stroke Association: "Stroke 101: Fast Facts on Strokes."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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