Long-term neuropsychological outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury

What’s the source of the pain?

In a 2004 study of long-term neuropsych outcomes after mild TBI, it was demonstrated that “MTBI can have adverse long-term neuropsychological outcomes on subtle aspects of complex attention and working memory.” – you can read the abstract of the study here:

Long-term neuropsychological outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury
RODNEY D. VANDERPLOEG,GLENN CURTISS and HEATHER G. BELANGER (2005).
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Volume 11, Issue03, May 2005, pp 228-236http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=301460

For me, this is significant, because over 10 years ago, they were finding these results and publishing about them.

And that’s the year that I had my last mild TBI – the one that almost ruined my life.

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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