Signpost About Brain Injury
About Brain Injury
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is defined as non-degenerative injury to the brain occurring since birth. It can be caused by an external physical force or by metabolic derangement. The term ‘acquired brain injury’ includes traumatic brain injuries, such as open or closed head injuries, or non-traumatic brain injuries, such as those caused by strokes and other vascular accidents, tumours, infectious diseases, hypoxia, metabolic disorders (e.g. liver and kidney diseases or diabetic coma), and toxic products taken into the body through inhalation or ingestion.
General information about the brain
Essential details about the effects of a brain injury
Resources you can purchase from the Child Brain Injury Trust to learn about brain injury
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‘publications’ section of the head and brain injury signpost