The family will become experts in services for traumatic
brain injuries(TBI); Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid,
and Department of Rehabilitation regulations, while trying
to adjust to a family member who has had a TBI. Many times
this beloved family member had been hanging on the edge of
death for unending hours, days, weeks, or even months.
When they come out of the coma, they are not the same as
they were. In most cases they are not able to do what they
used to do, and their behavior may be dramatically changed.
This will cause significant stress in the family structure;
statistics show that 90% of families facing TBI are not
able to stay together. The community involvement will also
change dramatically for these individuals because many in
the community will view them as having psychological
impairments comparative to schizophrenia; such impairments
are widely misunderstood and discriminated against in our
Research has shown that the quality of life of individuals
that live with TBI is significantly lower in many areas, such
as marital comfort, close friends, parenting, understanding
self, socializing, and work, than their nondisabled
counterparts. Individuals experiencing a mild form of TBI
seem to become hyperaware of and hyperreactive to the
challenge introduced into their lives as a consequence of
TBI. This recognition of contrast in quality of life issues
before the injuries and after may provide rationale for their
experience that the quality of life plummets after injury.
This can be compared with other individuals with severe
injuries who do not focus on the contrast between their "old"
and "new" lives...
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