Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Moderate Brain Injury

  • Samantha BackhausEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_259

Synonyms

Moderate traumatic brain injury

Definition

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.

Cross-References

References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeuropsychologyRehabilitation Hospital of IndianaIndianapolisUSA