Psychology Update — New traumatic brain injury test is ‘game-changing

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TITLE New traumatic brain injury test is ‘game-changing,’ concussion experts say There are millions of TBI hospitalizations and deaths each year.   DESCRIPTION What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?  “TBI is a disruption in normal brain function caused by a blow or jolt to the head. A concussion is the mildest form of TBI, but… Read more »

Psychology Update — Do Brain Injuries Affect Women Differently?

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TITLE Do Brain Injuries Affect Women Differently?   DESCRIPTION “In 1994, the National Football League formed a Committee on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to study an alarming trend: Players were retiring early because of what seemed to be concussion-related problems, including persistent headaches, vertigo, cognitive impairment, personality changes, fatigue and difficulty performing ordinary daily activities…. Read more »