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Alzheimer’s and Antidepressants make TBI more likely

Alzheimer’s and Antidepressants make TBI more likely

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If you were just judging by the media coverage, you could be forgiven for thinking that sports like football are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. That is not the case, though, as aging adults are one of the most likely demographics to experience a concussion or TBI. Now, new research published in the […]

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New tool could revolutionize brain pressure monitoring after TBI

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Traumatic brain injuries can cause a number of secondary issues, the most dangerous of which would be increased pressure in the brain. As the pressure in the brain increases after an injury, it can cause numerous serious problems including severe brain damage and even death. Unfortunately, the only way to monitor intracranial pressure (ICP) involves […]

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Those who develop PTSD after brain injury may also have brain abnormalities

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A team of researchers says they have found evidence showing those who develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a brain injury also have distinct changes in their brains. Specifically, the amygdala – a region of the brain responsible for regulating emotion – is significantly larger in those who develop PTSD after a brain injury compared when […]

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Experimental drug repairs the memory in brain injured mice

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A new experimental drug tested in animal trials could potentially have huge implications for those recovering from traumatic brain injuries in the future. The drug, called ISRIB, completely restored memory and the ability to learn in mice with brain injuries similar to TBI in humans, even when the drug was administered up to a month […]

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Moderate or severe TBI in middle-age tied to dementia years later

Moderate or severe TBI in middle-age tied to dementia years later

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been believed to be linked to a number of cognitive and physical illnesses later in life, including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease, but research has struggled to confirm or understand these associations. Now, a study from Finland has provided evidence showing middle-age adults who experience TBI face a drastically […]

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Stanford football team uses VR to catch concussions as they happen

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Concussions remain one of the most pressing issues for the world of football, with no easy answers in sight. To help protect their players, many leagues and teams of all levels have been turning to advanced technology like high-tech helmets, collision monitoring systems, and computerized concussion assessment tools designed to identify concussions when they happen. […]

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TBI may cause depression and anxiety in children more than a decade later

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When a child suffers a traumatic brain injury, medical professionals watch for a number of symptoms or warning signs commonly associated with the injury. Those include issues like headaches, nausea, problems with memory, and even swelling of the brain. These symptoms typically heal within a week or a month of the injury, and once they […]

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TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common among discharged service members

TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common among discharged service members

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More than half of all service members discharged from the military for misconduct also had an existing brain injury or mental health condition, according to a new report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). This is particularly concerning because a misconduct discharge can make former service members potentially ineligible to receive health benefits from […]

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How To Help An Employee Return To The Workplace After Traumatic Brain Injury

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When an employee has a brain injury, it can be difficult for an employer to know exactly what they need to do to accommodate their employee’s needs. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, an employee may just need a few days off. Or, they may need significant changes to their work environment and […]

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Disrupted Brain Pathways Could Explain The Difference Between TBI in Men and Women

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Men and women who experience concussions often have similar experiences in many ways. The headaches, nausea, and confusion are almost universal among those who experience a  traumatic brain injury. But, the effects of TBI in men and women can also be very different. Past research has shown women are significantly more likely to develop neuropsychiatric […]

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