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Brain Injury and Depression: Physicians Working in the Dark -- So What Should We Do In the Meantime? by OCnaturaldoc Health Maven Posted Mon 25 Apr 2011 4:41pm "April 25, 2011 — Despite the fact that depression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects up to 30% of patients — or approximately 360,000 individuals annually — an extensive analysis reveals a stunning lack of research into effective treatments." source: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/741448?sssdmh=dm1.682894&src=nld ... Read on »
Mental Health Problems as a Result of Head Injury by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 12:52pm As anyone who has worked in correctional psychology knows, head injuries are often the underlying cause of both cognitive deficits and behavioral difficulties in offenders (not to mention rampant ADHD).  Both PsychCentral and Neurological Correlates have reviews of a really good article in the Wall Street Journal regarding recent research into ... Read on »
Positive News About Potential of Alzheimer’s Drug to Help Those With Traumatic Head Injuries by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 14 May 2009 4:31pm An article on a drug that may prevent long-term damage from traumatic brain injury hit me between the eyes. My dad suffered a closed head injury during World War II.  After weeks in a coma, he learned to walk and talk again, and lived a relatively normal life into his early 70s. By then, fluid was building up behind scar tissue and he was getti ... Read on »
Head Injuries Can Come Back to Haunt Us by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 14 May 2009 4:31pm A 62-year-old friend of mine was getting out of bed recently, he fell as a result of a prescription drug side effect that can cause dizziness. He injured himself badly. Part of the injury was because he smacked his forehead and face against a post. While he was worried about the cuts, scrape and bruises, I was worried about a concussion. I was ... Read on »
Head Injuries & Hospitals by Zipperhead .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 10:32pm It's been a long couple of days. As has been pointed out to me by a friend, apparently I have some sort of hang-up about holidays (remember the 4th of July ruptured appendix?). Two days ago on Easter morning, I had one of my typical-of-late doozy of a dizzy spell. I leaned up against the kitchen counter separating it from the ... Read on »
Have you experienced a brain injury? by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:20am Brain injuries can be caused by something as "simple" as going down hard when being tackled in a game, knocking your head against something that's harder/more stationary than your head, a fall, or an automobile accident. Head injuries can be "traumatic" when the brain is physically injured -- something that is surprisingly easy to do... and can b ... Read on »
Disabling Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Arise from a Single Concussion by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Apr 2013 9:20pm Concussions have been in the news lately because stories about retired football players who are fighting cognitive loss, memory issues and severe depression that arises from brain injury. Athletes like football players and boxers often experience multiple concussions over many years, but damage to the brain can occur even after a single concuss ... Read on »
Common Injuries with No Signs Afteran Accident – Coachella Valley Attorney by lawyerpalmsprings Posted Tue 25 Sep 2012 7:33am Which part of the body is injured most when you’re involved in a car accident? Common injuries from car accidents initially show no signs, therefore it is important to contact a car accident attorney in Coachella Valley before dealing with any insurance companies. Contacting a Personal Injury lawyer in Beaumont to discuss how medical expenses c ... Read on »
mTBI Guidelines and Persistent Symptoms – the scope of the work by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Sat 17 Mar 2012 12:00am Click the image to download the guidelines (156 pages - PDF) I’m back to reading the PDF Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and Persistent Symptoms from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation , and I’m taking my time, because I want to really understand what they’re saying. What’s jumped out at me right off the bat is ... Read on »
Looking For Alternatives ! Stop the Pain of RSD ! by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Apr 2009 12:53pm I don't know about you, but the headlines lately about strong opiate painkillers have been making me nervous! Yesterday I read there is only one manufacturer left in the United States that will be making Oxycodone. It seems politics has reared its ugly head into the pharmacy/health business. It's not only oxycodone. The lawsuits on ... Read on »