Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety in adults with acquired brain injury. What works for whom?

This review suggests that if CBT is aimed at, for example, anger management or coping, it can be effective for anger or coping, but will not generalise to have an effect on anxiety or depression. Read article

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Exploring the link between traumatic brain injury and people who are homeless

Homeless people have a disproportionately higher risk for TBI compared to the general population, yet little is known about the severity of those injuries, who exactly is suffering from them and what the long-term consequences are. Read article

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Emotional expression and socially modulated emotive communication in children with traumatic brain injury

Children with TBI have difficulty understanding the dual role of facial emotions in expressing feelings and communicating socially relevant but deceptive emotions, and these difficulties likely contribute to their social problems. Read article

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Acupuncture helping vets with traumatic brain injury

At the George E. Whalen Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Salt Lake City, Utah, acupuncture is being used to provide some relief to TBI patients. Read article

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Return-to-driving expectations following mild traumatic brain injury

The finding that half the individuals recovering from MTBI do not intend to moderate their driving exposure post-injury is cause for concern, as another study has shown that driving performance is compromised in this group immediately after injury. Read article

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Factors Associated With Strain in Carers of People With Traumatic Brain Injury

A number of factors appear to combine to result in feelings of strain, but the GOS could be used as a crude screening tool. Interventions for cognitive, behavioral, and emotional difficulties may be most useful for carers. Read article

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Effects of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury on anticipating consequences of actions in adolescents

For long-term consequences, the relations to the posterior cingulate, superior medial frontal, and precentral regions, and to a lesser extent, the middle temporal region, were stronger for the TBI group (p < .01). Read article

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