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Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion

The booklet, Recovering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, provides a few answers to questions commonly asked by patients and family members following a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) which is also called a concussion. It describes some of the problems that people may experience after a mild TBI and offers some tips on coping with these problems. As you read this booklet, keep in mind that everyone recovers a little bit differently. Everyone improves after a mild TBI, and most people recover completely in time.

A common cause of stress after a mild brain injury is worry about the symptoms you have. Scientific studies by neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists in New Zealand, Scandinavia, Great Britain, Canada and the United States have shown that patients who get an information booklet like this one recover faster and feel better during recovery than patients who do not know what to expect.

Talking to a doctor about your symptoms is also important. Your doctor can prescribe therapy and/or medication that can help you if you need it.

Available as a ten-page booklet, topics in the Mild TBI Recovery Guide include:

  • What happens in a TBI?
  • How serious was the TBI?
  • What symptoms can I expect?
  • How long will my sumptoms last?
  • What can I do about my symptoms?
  • Where can I go for support?

This information is also available in condensed form as a Summary Fact Sheet.