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 — Debate over brain injuries in US military: A teachable moment

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TITLE Debate over brain injuries in US military: A teachable moment Sandra L. Shullman, Ph.D. DESCRIPTION The article, written by Dr. Shullman, is a member of the American Psychological Association and is involved with the Department of Defense to aid in the treatment of service personnel who develop head and brain injuries.  “Since 2008, when… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 ARTICLES CONCERNING MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (CONCUSSION) DUE TO SPORTS

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3 ARTICLES CONCERNING MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (CONCUSSION) DUE TO SPORTS   ARTICLE #1 TITLE Why CTE Is More Common Than You Think   DESCRIPTION This is a very timely article given that football season is just beginning.  The article explains CTE: “chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the devastating neurodegenerative disease linked to concussions and repetitive head… 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 »