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Mental Health In Challenger Deep

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The book, Challenger Deep, expresses what a mental illness is, and how it can affect a person. One common factor, that can lead to different mental illnesses and mental trauma, is a TBI, or traumatic brain injury. TBIs, such as concussions are common in all people, but the outcome can differ between ages. TBIs, are very common, “and the major cause of death and disability in the United States” ( ). Those who have not died from a TBI or concussion, are affected by the long term effects, which include impaired memory/thinking, sensation, movement, or emotional functioning such as depression. Depending on the severity of a TBI, it can make a person more at risk for different diseases. When you have a TBI that causes epilepsy, “it increases the
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