Traumatic Brain Injury: A serious and underdiagnosed condition

I’m awoken in the middle of the night to my husband mumbling gibberish. During the day, he can’t recall words, such as magazine, in normal conversation. He has difficulty concentrating when reading dialogue. He loses his balance on a casual walk around our block.

You may be thinking that my husband is elderly or afflicted with dementia, but you’d be wrong. He’s a healthy guy in his late 20s. His symptoms are the result of a severe brain injury he sustained. For several months after his injury in 2009, I witnessed the life-altering effects that a brain injury can have and the frustration that my husband experienced dealing with his new condition.

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, I wanted to provide information about monitoring and diagnosing brain injury because the outcome of a person who has sustained a brain injury depends on a quick and accurate diagnosis. Continue reading Traumatic Brain Injury: A serious and underdiagnosed condition