Tag Archives: Neuropsychological Effects of TBI

#PCS after #concussion? #TBI? Welcome to the #MiserableMinority

I’ve had better days. I worked from home, yesterday, due to a combination of bad weather and having no compelling reason to drag myself to the office. I had hoped to get into the office today, but after a couple … Continue reading

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Lasting #concussion symptoms? #PCS? Welcome to Castle Munchausen

Munchausen syndrome is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. It is also known as hospital addiction syndrome, thick chart syndrome, or hospital hopper syndrome. Lately, … Continue reading

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What’s a neuropsychologist good for after #TBI?

An interesting thing happened on Twitter last night. I was checking tweets to take my mind off the back and leg pain I’ve been having, when I came across a mention  from @AllConcussion about how neuropsychologists have a  not-so-stellar history … Continue reading

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After TBI – How do you restore a Sense-Of-Self?

Five years ago, I started giving a lot of thought to what traumatic brain injury does to your Sense-Of-Self. Of all the things that brain injury does to a person, disrupting your sense of who you are and how you … Continue reading

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Slogging through – some days (weeks) are like this

I don’t know why, but this week has been a hard one for me. It seems to be taking forever. And yet, I feel like it’s still Monday, with precious little getting done. I’m tired. And when I’m tired, everything … Continue reading

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#concussion hysteria? Enough spitting – let’s team up

Brain injury is a society-wide issue. Poor understanding, ineffective preventive half-measures, and inconsistent care, are the specters that lurk around every sporting event, every high-velocity activity, every action sport. Indeed, nearly every aspect of our lives harbors some threat of … Continue reading

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Update on the doctor front – neuro located

Will wonders never cease… I have an appointment with a neurologist’s office in a little over three weeks. And they look like a good one. They come very highly recommended by the neuro I was seeing before, and they also … Continue reading

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#Concussion and mild #TBI – connected, but distinct – Part 2 of 2

Continued from Part 1 The logical disconnect started when I first heard Robert Cantu, M.D. give the official definition of Concussion: Concussion: Derived from Latin concussio(n-), from the verb concutere ‘dash together, shake’ That surprised me. So, I looked it … Continue reading

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#Concussion and mild #TBI – connected, but distinct – Part 1 of 2

Back in 2010, I discovered the work that University at Buffalo is doing on concussion recovery. It was very exciting, and it sowed some seeds of compelling thought in my racing brain… and those seeds are now starting to sprout … Continue reading

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Can #autism and #TBI go hand-in-hand?

Caveat: Autism is a highly charged subject, and our collective understanding of it is still developing. A lot of people can become incensed at others’ ignorance, while the people who are pissing them off aren’t actually trying to be obnoxious. … Continue reading

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