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Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

Emerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at “significantly greater odds” of attempting suicide, being bullied, and engaging in a variety of high-risk behaviors.“Investigators found that these teens were also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis helpline, or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression, or both,” said neuropsychologist Dr. 424 more words

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Study: Half Of Jailed NYC Teens Have Brain Injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City’s jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that’s the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders. 520 more words

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Traumatic Brain Injury Linked With Emotional Issues In Teens

Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent?A recent study found that teenagers who have had a traumatic brain injury were at a significantly increased risk of being bullied, attempting or considering suicide, having elevated psychological stress and engaging in various poor conduct behaviors such as running away from home or starting a fight at school.The researchers believe that primary care doctors should be aware if their patients have had a traumatic brain injury and screen them for potential mental and behavioral problems.The lead author of this study was Gabriela Ilie, PhD, from the Division of Neurosurgery and Injury Prevention Research Office at St. 469 more words

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How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett

We’re drawn to true-life tales of transformation — rags to riches, zero to hero — and this book sets us up to expect a doozy. In Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel, author Jason Padgett explains he was once a hard-partying jock in Alaska, hitting bars, gyms and tanning salons. 616 more words

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Judge Again Rejects Deal In NFL Concussion Cases

PHILADELPHIA, Penn (AP) – A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions. 220 more words

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After Symptoms Subside, Brain Injury Still Evident After Concussions

Published By Robert Glatter in forbes.com

Being able to estimate or foresee long-term effects is quite difficult and challenging.


Specialized MRI brain scans, using a technique referred to as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), demonstrate evidence of ongoing brain abnormalities nearly four months after a mild brain injury or concussion, even after most symptoms have significantly subsided, based on new research published online, November 20, 2013 in the Journal,

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Michael Schumacher showing ‘small signs of progress’ from brain injury

“There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress,” Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster ARD on Sunday.“There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious.“Of course I am not a doctor, but medically, there is a distinction between being awake and being conscious, the latter meaning there is an ability to interact with his surroundings. 297 more words

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