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Researchers Develop Model Predicting Recovery From Post-Concussion Syndrome

While the majority of people who experience a concussion recover relatively quickly, some live with symptoms for weeks and even months after their injury. This is called post-concussion syndrome (PCS), a condition affecting between 5 and 43 percent of individuals who experience a concussion. Currently, individuals with PCS are given little idea how quickly they […]

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Changes In The Brain After TBI Could Lead To Depression

A new study may have made a breakthrough in explaining why soldiers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) also face a high chance of developing depression. With the use of several brain imaging techniques, a team of researchers from the National Intrepid Center of Excellence were able to find a disruption in the […]

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Why Are Women Being Left Out Of Brain Injury Research?

Why Are Women Being Left Out Of Brain Injury Research?

There is plenty of evidence suggesting women are more vulnerable to concussions and may even respond differently to traumatic brain injury, but you wouldn’t realize that by looking at most studies on brain injury. STAT News recently explored why women are woefully underrepresented in brain injury research despite higher concussion rates and more severe and […]

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A Question for Our Readers

We’ve faced a dilemma recently here on NeuroNotes—to post or not to post comments. One of our blogs in particular has generated much interest, “Depression & Suicide Among Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries.” We have received comments from individuals around the world who have shared their very personal struggles with depression as well as suicidal […]

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A Single Season of Football Can Change The Brain

A Single Season of Football Can Change The Brain

It has become all but inarguable that concussions can have a lasting impact on athlete’s brains, accumulating to cause permanent damage and potentially cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy – a degenerative brain disease. However, there is mounting evidence that athletes may not need to experience a concussion to cause significant damage to their brains. Dr. Christopher […]

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A Third of Concussed Children Return To The Field The Same Day

A Third of Concussed Children Return To The Field The Same Day

Over the past few years, every state in America has adopted concussion regulations for young athletes – the vast majority of which require players to be removed from play when suspected of being injured. Despite these rules, a new study shows that more than a third of young athletes who experience a concussion return to […]

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NFL Concussion Policy Investigation Leads To Protocol Changes

In the lead up to the latest NFL season, the league touted changes to their concussion policy aimed at improving detection of injuries on the field and removing players suspected of being concussed from the field more quickly. However, the effectiveness of these policies has been in question since the opening game of the season […]

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What Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

If you’ve heard about the “concussion crisis” in the NFL or the long-term risks of traumatic brain injury, you’ve likely heard of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). It is the boogeyman that has been linked to high-profile suicides like Junior Seau and was highlighted in the film “Concussion.” But, what actually is CTE? Despite being in […]

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Growing Evidence Shows Domestic Abuse Survivors Face High TBI Risk

When the topic of traumatic brain injury comes up these days, it is almost always in relation to football and the risk of long-term brain damage to players. But, TBI isn’t always caused by athletics. Common falls, automobile accidents, and more can cause brain injuries that can be devastating and difficult to recover from. So […]

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High-Tech Goggles Could Diagnose Concussions Without Baseline Testing

Over the past few years, several unique tests have emerged that can help diagnose concussions accurately and reliably. Each test has its strengths and weaknesses, but these tests have made it easier for medical professionals to quickly assess injured athletes, service members, and other injured individuals in any environment. A team of researchers believes they […]

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