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By On July 8th, 2015

Seniors Are Four-Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized For TBI

A recent study from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada suggests individuals over 65 are at far higher risk of hospitalization due to traumatic brain injuries. When evaluating data from the Hospital Morbidity Database, the researchers saw a disproportionate number of individuals hospitalized with TBI in Canada were 65 years or older. The age group makes…

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By On February 23rd, 2015

New Gist-Reasoning Test Helps Predict Daily Functioning For People With TBI

New research from University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth finds that individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience significantly more difficulty with gist reasoning than traditional cognitive tests, according to the report published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. The findings could greatly improve long-term diagnosis and management for those who…

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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 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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By On August 4th, 2011

TBI a ‘Leading Injury’ Among U.S. Soldiers

Service members and their families have a lot to juggle without having to worry about the challenges they might face when a soldier suffers from a head injury during service. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a growing concern for members of the military and their loved ones due to their quick rise in number…

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