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People Living with Brain Injury Face Lingering Effects

Shepherd Center clinicians provide info on how you can get and give help.

With intensive rehabilitation and support, many people living with a brain injury are able to return to work, school and/or community involvement. Still, they may struggle with some lingering effects of brain injury.

With the goal of raising awareness and providing ongoing support for people living with brain injury, Shepherd Center clinicians compiled these lists of common issues, information resources and ways you can help.

Ongoing Issues That Can Affect Brain Injury Survivors:

  • Memory and Cognition Problems
  • Headaches
  • Diminished Self-Awareness
  • Emotional and Behavioral Changes
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Ways to Continue Functional Improvement after Rehabilitation

Information Resources

Ways You Can Help

Links for More Reading

Brain Injury Rehabilitation at Shepherd Center

Brain Injury Feature Story

Brain Injury Resources Listing

Brain Injury Content on Shepherd Center Newsroom

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.