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By On November 28th, 2018

Veterans with multiple brain injuries are at high risk for suicidal thoughts

A growing body of evidence indicates that traumatic brain injuries significantly increase a person’s risk of attempting suicide, and a new study indicates that veterans are particularly in danger. The findings of the Veterans Affair study, published in the journal Psychological Services, finds that veterans who served post-9-11 who have experienced repeated brain injuries are…


By On November 6th, 2018

Researchers find new genetic risk factor for severe CTE

A new study may have uncovered a key genetic factor which makes some more susceptible to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and its most severe symptoms. According to the findings published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System, a single gene variant…


By On November 5th, 2018

Children with TBI may be vulnerable to psychiatric disorders up to five years later

The symptoms that follow a traumatic brain injury or concussion are well documented, including headaches, nausea, memory problems, and even issues with vision. All of these typically last between a week to a month after the injury then typically fade away. However, relatively little research has been done into the potential long-term effects of brain…

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