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The Most Common Causes of Brain Injury

2. Violent Acts

This can be something that happens in the street or at home. For example, the Mayo Clinic says gunshot wounds falls under this category, which can obviously lead to traumatic brain injuries. Domestic violence (spousal abuse) can also account for a TBI.

Meanwhile, unfortunately there’s another problem at home leading to brain injuries in children – shaken baby syndrome, caused by “violent shaking of an infant that damages brain cells,” notes the clinic. Violence accounts for about 20-percent of all TBIs, it adds.

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