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Head trauma

Posted Jan 30 2008 12:00am

Adrienne Edwards of Dyslexia Tutor: News-Resources posted an entry about the potential influence of head trauma on learning and behavior.

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, by Thomas M Burton, researchers at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York believe they have found a common thread running through many cases of seemingly unrelated social problems: a long- forgotten blow to the head.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 5.3 million Americans suffer from mental or physical disability due to brain injury.

But what is new in this research is the contention that there are many other cases where a severe past blow to the head, resulting in unconsciousness or confusion, is the unrecognized source of such problems.

Link to Ms. Edwards’ post.

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