Category: Traumatic Brain Injury

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  • August
    17 2017

    Study Sheds Light on Prevalence, Impacts & Treatment Challenges Related to Depression in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patients

    Depression is commonly a complication of traumatic brain injury. In fact, within the first year of sustaining a TBI, at least one in every three people with a moderate to severe TBI will experience at least one episode of post-traumatic depression (PTD). Despite its documented prevalence, PTD remains severely undertreated. Looking to shed more light […]

  • August
    10 2017

    How to Improve Sleep Quality & Fight Fatigue after a TBI: New Study Reveals Important Insights

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be marked by a range of physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms. While these symptoms can vary according to the severity of the TBI (and patient-specific factors), two of the most prevalent symptoms experienced by TBI patients are sleep problems and fatigue. In fact, a 2014 TBI study1 found that: Nearly […]

  • July
    26 2017

    Exercise Used to Treat Hidden Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    Difficulties diagnosing TBIs, coupled with the range of associated cognitive and physical symptoms, can make these injuries especially challenging to treat. Conventionally, TBI treatments are tailored to meet the needs, symptoms and condition of a given patient. Treatment options can include some combination of surgery, medications and various therapies. Rest is also commonly recommended for […]

  • July
    05 2017

    After a TBI, Is Resting until Symptoms Disappear the Best Medicine?

    When children and teens sustain concussions (a mild form of traumatic brain injury, TBI), medical professionals typically recommend rest until symptoms subside. A recent Canadian study1 may have thrown these recommendations into question, however. That’s because the findings of this study seem to indicate that engaging in some physical activity in the days following a […]

  • June
    28 2017

    Auditory Response: A Reliable, Objective Finding of Concussion?

    Concussions, a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), are notoriously difficult to diagnose. This is largely due to the facts that: The symptoms of concussions can be latent, subtle and/or generic. There is currently no definitive test for detecting concussions. The findings from a recent study, however, may revolutionize the process of diagnosing concussions. […]