Posts filed under: Brain Injuries

Sports, Concussions, & the Dangers of Traumatic Brain Injury

A concussion is a brain injury that can be caused by a blow to the head, or body, that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Often, people forget that concussions are actually traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Traumatic brain injuries in sports are one of the most common sources of TBIs. Traumatic brain injuries (or...... Read More

Disability Rating Scale for Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Disability Rating Scale (DRS) was developed in the late 1970s by M. Rappaport as a more accurate alternative to the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), which was thought to be insensitive in assessing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Disability Rating Scale was established and tested with older juvenile and adult individuals with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury...... Read More

Car Accidents and PTSD: How To Treat Accident Trauma

When many of us think about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), our attention may turn towards military veterans. Service men and women are regularly faced with challenges that can be life-threatening, and even when not in direct combat, the stress of the military can take an enormous toll. However, PTSD can also affect people involved...... Read More

TBI and Impulsivity

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a multifaceted injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. If you know someone with a TBI, you may notice changes in their behavior. An injury to the brain (usually an injury to the frontal lobe) often causes changes in emotion, which leads to modifications in behavior. In...... Read More

Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease

A moderate to severe Traumatic Brain Injury, or head trauma, is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to an injury in which normal brain function is disrupted by a bump, jolt, or blow to the head. These injuries are seen often with accidents such as motor...... Read More