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By On August 15th, 2017

Penn State researchers find two potential concussion treatments

Despite all the recent studies on concussions and new gadgets designed to help identify brain injuries when they happen, one thing hasn’t changed regarding concussions – the treatment. People who experience mild traumatic brain injuries are still told to rest and gradually return to activity as their symptoms subside. Other than that, there is currently…

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By On July 10th, 2017

Experimental drug repairs the memory in brain injured mice

A new experimental drug tested in animal trials could potentially have huge implications for those recovering from traumatic brain injuries in the future. The drug, called ISRIB, completely restored memory and the ability to learn in mice with brain injuries similar to TBI in humans, even when the drug was administered up to a month…

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By On November 13th, 2015

ADHD Drug May Be Effective Treatment For TBI and PTSD

A drug commonly prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shows potential to also help individuals with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a recent study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study showed that methylphenidate improved PTSD symptoms overall, but also showed promise for treating depressive and postconcussive symptoms in…

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By On July 10th, 2015

Memory Retraining For TBI May Affect Brain Activity

A new study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation suggests the cerebral activity in the brain changes significantly following memory retraining in individuals with traumatic brain injury. The TBI-MEM trial, conducted by researchers from the Kessler Foundation, is the first to show that a common treatment to help individuals with TBI manage symptoms…

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