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By On April 8th, 2016

Dr. Rolf B. Gainer: An Author of The Essential Brain Injury Guide, Edition 5.0

The Essential Brain Injury Guide, Edition 5.0 was just released by the Brain Injury Association of America (biausa.org). This comprehensive brain injury training manual is used in the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist training programs and in other settings. This latest edition is a comprehensive and inclusive resource and brings together a great collection…

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By On October 3rd, 2011

Stuck in time and suicide: A link to the brain

Are the brains of people who think about suicide or attempt to take their lives different? For years we have attributed the feelings of hopelessness and despair associated with suicide to a person’s psychological state. Dr. Georg Northoff, a psychiatrist and medical researcher at the Royal Ottawa Mental Healthy Centre and the University of Ottawa…

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By On September 27th, 2011

Addiction As a Brain Disorder

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) recently released a new definition of addiction that classifies it as a chronic brain disorder, not just a behavioral issue involving problems with substance abuse. Though many people tend to identify and treat substance abuse issues and behaviors as the actual problem, ASAM believes that those behaviors are…

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By On August 6th, 2011

Depression & Suicide Among Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), patients experience a number of different challenges during the recovery process. In addition to the mental and physical difficulties, patients can experience emotional and behavioral changes. Though it may be difficult to talk about, a lot of patients may have feelings of depression or hopelessness, or even have thoughts…

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