Category: Brain Injury

Researchers find link between TBI and ADHD

Brain Injury
  September 3, 2015

A study has revealed a link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and traumatic brain injury. Patients in Pennsylvania may like to know that adults who have suffered a brain injury could benefit from better behavioral disorder screenings. Data from a phone survey of 3,993 Canadian adult residents in Ontario was used in the study, which was published in the Journal…

Brain trauma in Pennsylvania

Brain Injury
  August 10, 2015

Until recently, Pennsylvania physicians have relied on magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography scans in order to determine the severity of brain trauma. The traditional images only supply a part of the picture when cerebral injury occurs, though, as they are effective in detecting intracranial bleeding but have no way of pinpointing cellular damage. However, medical researchers have developed a…

Harvard study suggests possible future cure for brain injuries

Brain Injury
  July 25, 2015

Imagine a pill or injection that doctors could give to people right after they suffered a head injury in a car accident, in battle or on the sports field that would protect them from long-term effects. This wonderful idea is years away from becoming a reality, but a new study from Harvard suggests that scientists are a step closer. The…

4 common myths about brain injuries

Brain Injury
  June 22, 2015

Traumatic brain injuries have received a great deal of media attention in the past couple of years, especially in regards to athletes and soldiers. Of course, you don’t have to be on the football field or in a war zone to suffer a brain injury. They can happen in traffic, at work or during many other activities. Despite all the…

Sleep is still good for a brain affected by TBI

Brain Injury
  June 8, 2015

Most people find that their brain works better after they have had a good night’s sleep. It seems that this is true for victims of mild traumatic brain injury, even when that injury is causing sleep disturbances. A new study discussed in Psych Central found that people recovering from a mild TBI, also known as concussion, did better on memory…

Rare brain injury disorder turns victims into savants

Brain Injury
  May 26, 2015

By now, most of us are familiar with the most common symptoms of a head injury, even those of us fortunate enough never to experience serious brain trauma. Media coverage of concussions has educated the public to the headaches, nausea, cognitive impairments and emotional problems common to many sufferers. Many readers are also likely aware that the brain remains a…

What is a concussion?

Brain Injury
  May 7, 2015

Concussions are a big news subject these days, as the long-term effects of blows to the head for athletes and troops in war zones have come increasingly to light. But readers who have never experienced one may not know exactly what experts are talking about when they refer to concussions. What is a concussion and how does it affect the…

Lives of families of brain injury victims also change

Brain Injury
  April 13, 2015

A severe brain injury usually affects more than the person who sustains it. Most people have family, like a spouse, children or parents, whose lives also change. They do not suffer from the symptoms of a TBI, but they must now live with a loved one who may be permanently disabled. More importantly, in many cases a loved one becomes…

Smell test may detect brain injury

Brain Injury
  April 2, 2015

Doctors and researchers are always looking for faster and more accurate tests for possible brain trauma. The sooner a victim of traumatic brain injury can be diagnosed, the sooner he or she can begin receiving treatment, which may reduce his or her symptoms and the injury’s long-term effects. A new study suggests a new avenue for detecting whether or not…