traumatic brain injury

For People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Early Depression and Behavior Problems May Be Connected

Over 2 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A TBI is lasting brain damage from a blow to the head such as from a fall or car accident. TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. Some people with TBI may develop mental or emotional challenges after their injury. Two of the most common challenges are depression (including feeling chronically sad or down, and losing interest or pleasure in doing things), and behavior issues, such as becoming more impulsive or having trouble making decisions.

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The Internet and Social Media May Offer Valuable Support and Information for People with TBI

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain resulting from an external force, such as a fall or car accident. TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. People with TBI, like people without disabilities, may benefit from online resources such as support groups, discussion boards, or social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, to expand their support networks and feel more connected. However, past studies have found that people with TBI may be less likely to use the Internet than people without disabilities.

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A Walking Program Can Reduce Fatigue for People with Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is lasting brain damage after a head trauma, such as from an accident. A TBI can cause symptoms that last for many years after the injury. Research has shown that fatigue is one of the most common long-term problems people may experience after a TBI. Fatigue may cause a person to feel too tired to keep up with work, family, or leisure activities. In past studies, regular exercise such as walking has been linked to lower levels of fatigue in people with many different types of disabilities, but this has not been well studied in people with TBI.

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People Caring for a Family Member with a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Benefit from Self-Care Supports

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in lasting brain damage from an accident or other head trauma. A TBI may be mild, moderate, or severe. TBI survivors may develop physical or cognitive disabilities and sometimes need help with daily living tasks like shopping, transportation, and keeping track of appointments. Often, the TBI survivor’s spouse or a close family member or friend takes on much of this caregiving responsibility. Becoming a caregiver for a TBI survivor can be challenging, especially in the first months after the TBI.

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Who Is Most Likely to Have Seizures After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

About 2.5 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. TBI is lasting brain damage from a head trauma such as a fall or a car accident, and it can be mild, moderate, or severe. Some people experience seizures -- sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain that can cause occasional jerky body movements or reduced levels of consciousness -- after a TBI. These seizures can happen any time, from hours to months or years after the injury.

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¿Cómo funciona el impacto de la capacidad de memoria operativa en la mejora de la memoria después de una lesión cerebral traumática?

Cada año, alrededor de 1.6 millones de estadounidenses experimentan una lesión cerebral traumática (LCT). Una LCT ocurre cuando alguien experimenta daño cerebral después de un trauma a la cabeza, como por una caída o un accidente de coche. Los problemas de memoria son comunes, afectando a más de la mitad de personas con LCT. Las personas con LCT pueden tener problemas en aprender y recordar nueva información, que pueden causar problemas en la escuela, el trabajo, y otros entornos. Los ejercicios de formación de la memoria pueden ayudar a las personas con LCT a mejorar la memoria.

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How Does Working Memory Capacity Impact Memory Improvement After Traumatic Brain Injury?

Each year, about 1.6 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI occurs when someone experiences brain damage after a head trauma, such as from a fall or a car accident. Memory problems are common, affecting more than half of people with TBI. People with TBI may have trouble learning and remembering new information, which can cause challenges in school, work, and other settings. Memory training exercises can help people with TBI improve memory. However, it would be helpful to know whether these interventions help some people with TBI more than others.

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Irritability Can Be a Challenge After Traumatic Brain Injury, but There Are Ways to Cope

An estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A TBI occurs when someone experiences brain damage after a head trauma, such as from a fall or a car accident. TBI can cause a variety of long-lasting challenges, including difficulties managing feelings, thinking clearly, or processing information. As a result, many people with TBI have frequent irritability. Irritability is a tendency to get upset or annoyed easily, and it can make it hard for people with TBI to get along well with others.

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RehabWire: Volumen 4, Número 7, octubre 2002.

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Octubre es el Mes Nacional de la Concientización del Empleo de las Personas con Discapacidades. También es el comienzo del nuevo periodo de financiación de los modelo sistemas de LCT. El RehabWire de octubre combina estos temas para ver a la LCT y el Empleo.

Los Proyectos de NIDRR: La Investigación en el Nuevo Milenio.

Algunos aspectos destacados de los nuevos proyectos sobre la investigación del modelo sistemas de LCT:

RehabWire - Volumen 7, Número 1, Febrero 2005

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Más de cinco millones de estadounidenses viven con los efectos de la lesión cerebral traumática (LCT). RehabWire de febrero pone de relieve la investigación de NIDRR sobre LCT, incluyendo su sistemas de modelo.

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