Traumatic Brain Injury May be Linked to PTSD

On Feb. 15, UCLA life scientists published in the journal Biological Psychiatry a study that reveals a causal link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and an increased susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder. The study also suggests that those suffering from even mild TBIs are more likely to develop anxiety disorders. The information confirms the fact […]

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Substance Abuse May Predate Brain Injury

When Dr. Gabor Mate began investigating medical literature to prove that addictions develop following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) he made a startling discovery: the exact opposite is true. Brain injuries tend to develop in greater frequency among those who are already predisposed to the symptoms of addiction. “Brain injuries happen mostly to young men […]

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Leading Causes of Brain Injury

Brain Injury, the silent epidemic, has become a serious health concern. The CDC estimates 1.7 million Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related incidents occur in the U.S each year. Furthermore they state that “TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths”.  Reporting that between 2002 and 2006 35.2% of TBI were caused […]

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Family Physicians at the Frontline for Veterans Returning with Brain Injuries and PTSD

  As soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan, most will resume their lives in the civilian world, returning to family, friends, jobs and community. Approximately one of three veterans will experience continuing symptoms of combat stress, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Others will have symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) as a result of concussive […]

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Advice on Making a Claim on your Head and Brain Injuries

The views and opinions expressed by this guest author do not necessarily represent those of Brookhaven Hospital and/or any/all contributors to this site.  Every person’s situation is different but accidents that involve injuries to the head or brain can have severe consequences and can completely alter the injured person’s life. If you are pursuing a claim […]

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Department of Defense Launches Study Aimed at Mild TBI Treatments

Unfortunately, mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers returning home often suffer persistent symptoms related to their brain injuries including difficulties with memory, concentration, attention and judgment. The Department of Defense has teamed up with the Veterans Affairs Department in order to launch the Study […]

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Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury Key to Preventing Military Suicide

Between 2005 and 2010 an active U.S. service member committed suicide every 36 hours, according to a report by the Center for a New American Security. The figures for veterans are even worse. The report also revealed the startling figure that although only 1% of Americans served in the military, veterans represent 20% of U.S. […]

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A Brain Going Rogue

Contact sports draw spectators from children to elderly. While some find this entertaining, it is not without risks and potentially high personal costs.  Many athletes in contact sports, such as football, hockey and soccer suffer repeated and often severe blows to the head resulting in a concussion and injury to the brain.   Some of these […]

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Surviving the Holiday’s with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Surviving the holidays and the hustle and bustle that goes along with the time of year can be exciting and demanding for many individuals, but as a brain injury survivor the holidays can mean a lot of overwhelming challenges and heightened emotions.  Preparation is the key to staying focused and successful throughout the season so […]

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Brain Science Conference Offers Promise for Improved Brain Research

In early November, a group of neuroscientists, medical experts, and policymakers came together at a conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota to talk about the ways different experts could work together to advance brain research and speed up the development of cures for major brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, Parkinson disease, and sports-related brain injuries. One […]

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