Posts Tagged ‘TBI news’

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…


By On May 29th, 2015

Strategy-Based Brain Training Provides Lasting Mental and Physical Gains After TBI

New research published in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation claims that veterans and civilians who have experienced traumatic brain injury show significantly improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health after receiving strategy-based cognitive training. “Veterans and others who have sustained traumatic brain injuries often experience persistent cognitive and psychological difficulties, such as depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder,…


By On April 23rd, 2015

Blast-Related Mild TBI Linked With Brain Abnormalities

People who experience mild blast-related traumatic brain injury, especially those who loose consciousness, show distinct structural brain abnormalities in their white matter visible through Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) according to a new report published in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical. According to the report, the study is the first to link mTBI with loss of consciousness…


By On January 3rd, 2013

CT Scans May Not Show Brain Damage That MRIs Can See

If you’ve received a traumatic brain injury at some point, you may have had a CT scan done. If you did, it is very likely the scan came back normal. This is because, according to scientists from the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco General Hospital CT scans may not show signs of traumatic…

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