Acquired brain injury

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What is acquired brain injury?

Acquired brain injury (ABI) is characterized as any type of brain damage that occurs after birth, unrelated to a congenital issue. ABI includes all types of traumatic brain injury but may also occur as a result of non-violent causes, e.g. stroke, aneurysm, infection, drug use, or lack of oxygen.

Common symptoms reported by people with acquired brain injury

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for acquired brain injury

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Compare treatments taken by people with acquired brain injury

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Who has acquired brain injury on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 99 say acquired brain injury is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 10
30s 14
40s 28
50s 34
60s 17
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 45
Female 75

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 48
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from acquired brain injury patients who have completed their condition history
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