Moderate Brain Injury
Moderate traumatic brain injury
Moderate brain injury is characterized by a score of 9–12 on the Glasgow Coma scale (GCS) (severe TBI is 3–8). Moderate brain injuries typically result in a number of cognitive, physical, and emotional/neurobehavioral challenges, many of which may be permanent and can vary over the course of several years.
References and Readings
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). What is traumatic brain injury? http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi/TBI.htm. Retrieved 26 Dec 2007.
- Ficker-Terrill, C., Flippo, K., Antoinette, T., & McMorrow, D. B. (2007). Overview of brain injury. In The essential brain injury guide (4th ed., pp. 1–24). McLean: Brain Injury Association of America.Google Scholar
- Gennarelli, T. A., & Graham, D. I. (2005). Neuropathology. In J. M. Silver, T. W. McAllister, & S. C. Yudofsky (Eds.), Textbook of traumatic brain injury (pp. 27–50). Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.Google Scholar