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Posts Tagged ‘TBI and depression’

By On November 29th, 2016

Changes In The Brain After TBI Could Lead To Depression

A new study may have made a breakthrough in explaining why soldiers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) also face a high chance of developing depression. With the use of several brain imaging techniques, a team of researchers from the National Intrepid Center of Excellence were able to find a disruption in the…

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By On November 6th, 2015

Patterns of Connectivity in Brain Differentiate TBI-Related Depression

  Approximately half of all people who experience a traumatic brain injury experience depression within a year. Those who do experience TBI-related depression are likely to experience a poorer recovery, greater functional disability, and increased likelihood of suicide. Unfortunately, diagnosing depression in the context of a traumatic brain injury has historically been complicated by overlapping…

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By On June 16th, 2015

Concussion Patients With Anxiety or Depression Show Unique Brain Injury Patterns

New research published in the journal Radiology found individuals who experienced anxiety or depression after a concussion have distinct injury patterns, which in some cases resembled those of mental illness not traditionally associated with head trauma. “Mild traumatic brain injury, referred to as ‘concussion,’ affects nearly 3.8 million people in the United States annually,” Lea…

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