Monthly Archives: October 2015

Associations between brain-derived neurotrophic factor, memory impairment, functional cognition, and depressive symptoms following TBI

Acute BDNF associations with memory recovery may implicate hippocampal damage/degeneration. Read article

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New Book: Rights Come to Mind – Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness

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Ten year employment patterns of working age individuals after traumatic brain injury

The overall decline in trajectories of probability of employment between 5 and 10 years post-injury suggests that moderate to severe TBI may have unfavorable chronic effects. Read article

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A secret epidemic: Traumatic brain injury among domestic violence victims

A 2001 study found that 67% of women seeking emergency medical support for injuries stemming from domestic violence had symptoms related to TBI, and 30% reported loss of consciousness. Read article

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Return-to-work challenges following a work-related mild TBI

Participants consistently reported that employers and workers’ compensation representatives had an inadequate understanding of wrMTBI sequelae. Read article

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In females, childhood head injury could lead to alcohol abuse later in life

Girls who suffer a concussive bump on the head in childhood could be at increased risk for abusing alcohol as adults, a new study suggests. Read article

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Subjective sleep quality and postconcussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury

Results indicate that poor subjective sleep quality is a significant problem in those with MTBI. Read article

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