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Understanding and Healing from a Brain Injury

When sudden trauma causes damage to the brain, a traumatic brain injury occurs. All brain injuries are incredibly unique and can be caused by many different things. The head may hit violently against another object causing the brain to shake against the skull, or a sharp object may pierce through the bone and into the brain tissue. Loss of consciousness, confusion, headache, dizziness, and blurred vision are all symptoms that might be experienced. Understanding the Injury Brain injuries can be incredibly difficult to deal with not only for survivors but also for the family and friends who are helping them. If you undergo a traumatic brain injury, it’s important to …

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Brain Injuries and Depression

According to the Brain Injury Society, a premier resource for those wanting to know more about the human brain, 14.8 million American adults will suffer yearly from a major depressive disorder. This works out to about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 18, in 2005 figures. The incidence, in 2016, is roughly 21.7 million people. This is four times as many as are expected to experience their first heart attack, or die of cancer.   Depending on the cause, some victims of depression will recover, thanks to pharmaceuticals and/or cognitive therapy. Where depression is the result of changes in brain chemistry – like hormone levels or …

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Natural Cures For Brain Injuries

If you’ve ever been in a severe accident and had damage that caused a brain injury you know how devastating it can be to heal and overcome. For some, healing can be a long and stressful journey. An injury to the brain affects your thinking, your mobility, and daily function. Many suffer through brain injuries after traumatic events like a hard fall, a knock to the head, and a concussion. Brain injuries are no laughing matter. They leave the victim feeling helpless and in much pain, and sometimes permanently handicapped. It is frustrating to find oneself helpless after trauma, yet studies show that you can find a level of healing …

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Understanding Brain Injury Emotional Fluctuations

Once a person experiences a brain concussion, even if it appears to not be severe, can lead to traumatic brain injury. A person cannot be fully certain of having a TBI (traumatic brain injury) until correct examinations are made that provide a clear diagnosis. There have been many cases when people who experienced a minor or major head blow, go on with their lives, and forget all about the injury. Later they are plagued by debilitating side effects of that same injury. Their lives are completely changed, as the people around them cannot recognize the person anymore. This is because their emotions, temperament, and personality can change completely. Dealing with …

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Mental Health and Brain Injury

It’s well known that a brain injury of any severity can be life changing, but many people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are unaware that their mental health could be affected, even years after the injury occurred. Emotional Problems vs. Mental Health Disorders   Emotional Health   Far too often, emotional problems are confused for mental health disorders or vice versa. Although the two may be related, they are most likely separate issues and should be treated as such. When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the way that he or she expresses emotions may change significantly. For instance, a young man who was known as being …

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Brain Injuries : A Few Things You Should Know

Traumatic brain injury. These are three of the most dramatic words in the English language. The brain is an incredibly important part your body. Without your brain, you can’t think, eat, have friends, or do much of anything. If your brain suffers a traumatic injury, you could permanently lose contact with your mind. Here are five things about traumatic brain injury that everyone should know. Brain injuries play a large role in the world, are frequent, and are often underreported. Every Brain Injury is Serious There are no mild brain injuries. That’s according to a recent research published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica. Researchers have found that many forms of …

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Brain Injury in Athletes

Have you ever considered what life is like for the millions of people who currently live with a traumatic brain injury? There is so much that one cannot ever imagine in these situations unless you are personally affected by it. Unfortunately, this is the everyday reality for many. Yet, sometimes doctors do not even realize this. This is partly why Traumatic Brain Injury is called the Silent Epidemic.   No MRI, No TBI   Millions of Americans are affected and suffering in silence; some of which are not even recognized as being real instances of the effects of brain injury. This is because these injuries do not always show up …

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