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Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Medline Plus TBI page

Medline Plus TBI page – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What’s another name for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
  • How is brain injury diagnosed?
  • How long should a character be knocked out to give her moderate to severe TBI?
  • What are some best practices for communicating with someone with TBI or PTSD?


Brief description of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with extensive links to resources related to TBI in a number of areas including:

  • Overviews
  • Diagnosis/Symptoms
  • Treatment
  • Specific Conditions – Including information on Cerebral Hypoxia.
  • Tutorials
  • Videos
  • Clinical Trials
  • Research
  • Children – Including information on Shaken Baby Syndrome.
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
  • Patient Handouts – Including Brain injury – discharge.

Taken together, these resources ought to take your character from initial injury to long-term complications.


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