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How should I care for someone with a diffuse brain injury?

If you are caring for someone who has had a diffuse brain injury, a type of traumatic brain injury, have them get medical attention immediately. They may require emergency medical treatment.

If you're caring for someone who is recovering from a diffuse brain injury, keep in mind that the recovery process may be slow, gradual, and frustrating. Encourage them as much as possible. In some cases, certain skills - like talking - need to be relearned, and recovery may require a team of professionals to help with rehabilitation and coping skills.

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Do diffuse brain injuries affect females and males differently?
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Diffuse brain injuries affect males and females differently in their frequency rate. The traumatic b...
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How can brain swelling contribute to diffuse brain injury?
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Does the direction of head movement affect diffuse brain injuries?
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Is a diffuse brain injury serious?
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