Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Oscar-Berman, M. and Mosher, S. M. 2010. Brain Injuries. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The brain can suffer injury in diverse ways: metabolic or structural abnormalities that are genetically inherited or perinatally induced; trauma from civilian accidents or military combat; toxicity from drugs, heavy metals, or poisonous gases; malnutrition; infections or diseases; tumors; cerebrovascular accidents (stroke); surgical removal of brain tissue for relief of epilepsy, intractable pain, or serious psychiatric symptomatology; and aging-related disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's disease).
- brain damage;
- traumatic brain injury (TBI)