Losing the full function of your brain translates into losing the full function of your life. As such, even a partial loss of brain function - as happens in the case of a traumatic brain injury - could mean losing a portion of your former life. Serious TBI can result in the loss of intelligence, emotion, movement, sensation and consciousness.
In their efforts to further understand traumatic brain injury and the way it affects our lives, physicians have classified TBI into four primary types. Before we define these types, though, let's look at how TBI might affect the typical Florida resident's life.