Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury – Peer and other support

Peer and other support Remember, too, that not all help comes from professionals! You may benefit from: A brain injury support group — some are specialized for the person with TBI, others are for family members, and others are open to everyone affected by brain injury. BB: Not everyone has access to this. But if … Continue reading “Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury – Peer and other support”

Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury – Temper outbursts and irritability

From MSKTC Temper outbursts and irritability Family members of individuals with TBI often describe the injured person as having a “short fuse,” “flying off the handle” easily, being irritable or having a quick temper. Studies show that up to 71% of people with TBI are frequently irritable. The injured person may yell, use bad language, … Continue reading “Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury – Temper outbursts and irritability”

Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury

From the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) comes this great information – which especially pertains to me, today. My comments are in Bold like this. Brain injury and emotions A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. An individual with TBI can have several types of emotional problems. BB: Fantastic … Continue reading “Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury”

Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury | From the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center

Driving is an important part of a person’s independent lifestyle and integration into the community. Because we take our driving skills for granted, it is easy to forget that driving is the most dangerous thing we do in our everyday lives. A brain injury can affect the skills needed to drive safely. If and when … Continue reading “Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury | From the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center”

Exercise Waste Product Shields Neurons From Trauma Damage

Stroke or spinal cord injury can cause nerve cells to receive excessive stimulation, which ultimately damages and even kills them. This process is known as excitotoxicity, and it is one of the reasons why time following such trauma is critical, while it also implicated in progressive neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease. A team of scientists … Continue reading “Exercise Waste Product Shields Neurons From Trauma Damage”

Understanding Trauma: How Stress and Trauma Cause Chronic Condition Pain, Anxiety, Depression & PTSD:

Sharing: Survivors SPEAK OUT! . . . . . . Rogan Grant – from Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

  1. What is your name? (last name optional) Rogan Grant 2. Where do you live? (cityand/or state and/or country) Edinburgh, Scotland 3. On what date did you have your brain injury? At what age? I acquired my brain injury in 2006. I was 35. 4. How did your brain injury occur? I was attacked … Continue reading “Sharing: Survivors SPEAK OUT! . . . . . . Rogan Grant – from Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury”

Are you a TBI Fake? | David’s Traumatic Brain Injury Blog

I found another good post at another blog: Are you a TBI Fake? | David’s Traumatic Brain Injury Blog   I was accused of faking my brain injury for attention There is no way to soften the blow of a statement like this. I took what is arguably the toughest hit of my life, had … Continue reading “Are you a TBI Fake? | David’s Traumatic Brain Injury Blog”

Head Trauma From Playing Football Cause Brain Changes Even When There’s No Concussion

New research suggests head impacts from a single football season can result in brain changes in high school varsity players. Source: Head Trauma From Playing Football Cause Brain Changes Even When There’s No Concussion

10 Things I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me About Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Originally posted on The Foggy Shore:
1. You can’t push through.  Regardless of how strong or tough or determined you are, you can’t bully you’re way through recovering from an mTBI.  I know you’re going to try, but you will save us both a lot of time if you didn’t. 2. Rest.  I mean completely rest.  Stop…