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Welcome to "Traumatic Brain Injury: The Journey Home." This program is designed to provide information about traumatic brain injury -- often called TBI -- including the causes, symptoms and diagnosis. Treatment, recovery and strategies for preventing future injuries to the brain are also covered. Because so many Americans are serving in areas where TBI has become a common injury, the information presented here will also focus on injuries suffered in combat situations. Finally, the relationship between TBI and posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is briefly explored.
It’s estimated that over one and a half million American civilians sustain a TBI and that more than 50,000 die each year as a result of brain injuries. Fortunately, the US Department of Defense and the Veteran’s Administration are making great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injury. In this program we'll look at some of the causes of TBI along with ways to prevent injuries to both civilians and members of the military.


It’s important to remember that only your medical team can give you specific information about your condition. The information covered here is designed to help you better understand traumatic brain injury, and help you and your family work with your medical team.

Welcome to The Journey Home - the CEMM Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Web Site. This site provides an informative and sensitive exploration of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including information for patients, family members, and caregivers. Topics include types and symptoms of brain injury, TBI treatment and recovery, and helpful insights about the potential long-term effects of brain injury. Animation is used to help patients clearly understand the brain, and the results of injuries to different parts of the brain. Survivors and their caregivers share courageous stories about their own experiences, providing down-to-earth facts along with inspiration and hope.