Traumatic Brain Injuries

September 7, 2015

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have devastating impacts on people, affecting their cognition, perception and even mobility. What can be just as distressing as these impacts, however, can be the process of diagnosing TBIs. This is because the sometimes subtle and elusive nature of TBIs symptoms can mean that it…
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August 6, 2015

Sleeping problems, depression, irritability and difficulty concentrating are among the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). They also are symptomatic of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, when patients have TBIs, PTSD or both conditions, diagnosing the exact condition is usually very challenging for medical professionals, given that the symptoms…
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May 11, 2015

People who have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury (TBI) in their lifetime tend to experience far more incidents of road rage when compared to non-brain injured people, a new study has reported. This study, which was published in the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal, analyzed the responses of…
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September 19, 2014

About 33 percent of pro football players in the National Football League (NFL) are expected to develop long-term brain damage, explained the NFL in federal court documents. This admission was part of the documents the NFL’s attorneys provided to the U.S. District Court presiding over the multi-million dollar settlement between…
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May 23, 2014

Powerhouse professional sports leagues like the National Football League (NFL) and the National Hockey League (NHL) have been the target of growing scrutiny when it comes to the risks of its players sustaining traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on the field or on the ice. As concerns over the risks and…
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April 14, 2014

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. In contrast to organic brain injuries that are caused by illnesses, diseases or genetic conditions, TBI is caused by some external force impacting the head and injuring the brain, either due to damaging…
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