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By On June 4th, 2013

Vestibular Impairment Raises Risk For Protracted Recovery

The more we learn about concussion the more we can differentiate between what different symptoms mean and how different people react to brain injury. A new study on athletes with vestibular symptoms following a concussion are likely to have slower reaction times, which increases their risk for repeated injury than those without these types of…

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By On April 10th, 2013

Mindfulness-Based Congnitive Therapy Helps Relieve Depression In TBI Patients

Recent research out off Lakehead University and St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay, Canada suggest that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) can help relieve symptoms of depression in individuals with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. The study, presented at EPA 2013: 21st European Congress of Psychiatry, showed that a randomized controlled trial had signs…

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By On March 26th, 2013

Concussions May Cause Emotional Problems In Children

The long-term link between repeated brain injuries and anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems is well established, but it appears children with sports-related concussions don’t have to grow up to deal with these types of issues in the months after their injury. The study was lead by Ivet Hartonian, MD, from UCLA, who presented it at…

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By On January 18th, 2013

Football Players Are At A Higher Risk For Depression

Between the high profile suicides, lawsuits, and studies on brain injury, it isn’t very surprising that multiple studies have found that NFL players are at a possibly increased risk for depression due to traumatic brain injuries sustained throughout their life. Two such studies reporting their early results come from the University of Texas at Dallas,…

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