Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Clinical Update

How COVID-19 Affects the Brain

Topics: C-Reactive Protein | Coronavirus | COVID19 | CRP | Lamictal | Lamotrigine | Medical Comorbidities | Neurology | Neuroscience in Psychiatry | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The COVID-19 pandemic is a source of many stress-related conditions, from grief to depression to PTSD. But there’s another problem we need to look out for in those who’ve been infected with the virus: neuropsychiatric effects. The novel coronavirus can potentially invade neurons, and the immune response to this virus can affect the brain as well. Si

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Expert Q&A

Assessing and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury

Topics: Amantadine | Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) | Neurology | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

TCPR: How does a head injury differ from a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Dr. Silver: A head injury is not the same as a brain injury. Not all blows to the head result in an injury to the brain. TBI means there was an injury to the brain caused by the application of external force. That differentiates it from other kinds of brain injury, such as stroke

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Definition, Classification, and Management

Topics: Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

We hear a lot about traumatic brain injury (TBI) nowadays: among NFL players (as in the movie ‘Concussion’), and as a signature diagnosis among recent combat veterans. What doesn’t get as much press coverage is the impact of TBI on those suffering from addiction. Having an alcohol or other substance use disorder greatly increases the risk of TBI.

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Expert Q&A

Assessing Traumatic Brain Injury in Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Topics: Head Trauma | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

CATR: A lot of patients struggling with addiction have a history of head trauma. How would I go about knowing whether the person had an actual traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Dr. Corrigan: The only way to know is to ask in a systematic way. You can’t count on behavioral manifestations or on seeing a scar on the head. It might be a quite remote injury;

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