Monthly Archives: May 2016

Brain damage test can predict if unconscious patients will ever wake up

There is a dramatic drop in brain glucose metabolism from full consciousness on the right to the minimal conscious and persistent vegetative states on the left. Read article

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Brain network dysregulation, emotion, and complaints after mild traumatic brain injury

Functional interactions of the executive and salience networks were related to emotion regulation and complaints after mTBI, with a key role for the bilateral frontal network. Read article

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Author’s memoir shows how undiagnosed brain damage can haunt your life

Writing about her life was therapeutic for Lewis and a step toward her acceptance of living with a brain injury. Read article

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Psychosis following traumatic brain injury and cannabis use in late adolescence

The presented cases provide further support for the compounded risk of developing psychosis following TBI and cannabis use. Read article

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Low-income children receive sub-par care for brain injuries, study says

A lack of Spanish-speaking providers is part of the problem, but the amount of travel to get to facilities and variability in Medicaid acceptance makes it worse. Read article

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Axis I psychiatric disorders in the first 5 years following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

Findings suggest the first year post-injury is a critical period for the emergence of psychiatric disorders. Read article

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Essential fatty acid may reduce head trauma effects in football players

A new study suggests that the essential omega 3 fatty acid – docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), when given to NCAA Division I football players during the off-season training, preseason and in-season, may reduce some of the effects of mild traumatic brain … Continue reading

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Relationships between risky sexual behaviour, dysexecutive problems, and mental health in the years following interdisciplinary TBI rehabilitation

In individuals with TBI, risky sexual behaviour was associated with behavioural, cognitive and emotional dysexecutive problems, but not with anxiety or depression. Read article

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Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found. Rea24

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Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia also treat fatigue, pain, and mood symptoms in individuals with traumatic brain injury?

We conclude that CBT-I may provide secondary benefits for symptoms commonly experienced by individuals with TBI, especially mood disturbances. Read article

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