Glossary

Behavioral Therapist

A healthcare professional who treats mental health disorders through a wide range of types of therapies

Bipolar Disease

Bipolar disease is a mental health condition that causes episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

Brain Injury

A disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury. Brain injuries are broken down into one of three categories depending on its severity; mild, moderate and severe.

A mild brain injury is defined as the result of a forceful motion of the head or impact which causes a loss of consciousness and confusion/disorientation that lasts less than 30 minutes. Symptoms may also include headache, memory problems, difficulty thinking, and mood swings.

A moderate brain injury is defined as a loss of consciousness for between 15 minutes and 6 hours, or a period of post-traumatic amnesia of up to 24 hours. Symptoms include tiredness, headaches, dizziness, difficulties with thinking, attention, and memory planning, and irritability.

Severe brain injury is defined as a loss of consciousness for 6 to 48 hours or a period of post traumatic amnesia of 7 or more days. The symptoms may affect the person’s thinking, memory, learning, coordinating, speech, and emotions, and may last long-term.

Benefit Administration

The application for, management of, and organizing of benefits provided at the federal, state, county and community level designed to assist those dealing with life changing injuries and illnesses and their families.