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By On November 13th, 2015

ADHD Drug May Be Effective Treatment For TBI and PTSD

A drug commonly prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shows potential to also help individuals with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a recent study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study showed that methylphenidate improved PTSD symptoms overall, but also showed promise for treating depressive and postconcussive symptoms in…

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By On September 14th, 2015

Brain Injury Rehab in South Africa

I was privileged to be asked to speak at the South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association (SANRA) Conference which was held on August 27-29 in Johannesburg, South Africa. I was one of a group of international speakers invited to speak at the conference. My colleagues represented the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United…

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By On August 11th, 2015

Commonly Prescribed Drugs May Slow Brain Injury Recovery

A common class of drug used to treat conditions ranging from bladder problems to depression and insomnia may hinder recovery from brain injury according to a new report published in the journal Brain Injury. The study from the University of East Anglia in the UK shows older individuals on anticholinergics may experience slower brain injury…

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By On July 27th, 2015

5 Ways to Make Rehab Last

Written by Dan Harren There’s a problem with brain injury rehab that isn’t talked about very much. Durability of outcomes: Often in-patient programs will see clients perform well in the controlled setting of a rehab facility only to find that they have a lot of trouble when they return home. Old problems return and the…

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By On January 26th, 2015

US Military Announces New Guidelines for Brain Injury Treatment

Earlier this month, the military announced it would be updating its protocol for treating and returning soldiers to active duty following traumatic brain injuries. Under the new regulations, individuals must complete a six-step process of progressing levels of activity before being returned to action. The new rules,published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, were…

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By On October 21st, 2014

New Test Aims To More Accurately Assess Brain Injuries

A new dynamic assessment for individuals with brain trauma claims to be able to better engage and evaluate individuals with acquired brain injuries in order to create better, more personalized plans of treatment. The Short Parallel Assessments of Neuropsychological Status (SPANS) was developed by Dr. Gerald Burgess from the University of Leicaster’s School of Psychology…

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