Soldiers who suffer traumatic brain injury are significantly more likely than those who suffer other serious injuries to be diagnosed with mental health disorders including PTSD, schizophrenia, and anxiety.
Side impact to the head can lead to rotational accelerations what cause mechanical vibrations to concentrate in the corpus callosum and periventricular region of the brain. Trauma to the side of the head can lead to concussions.
A new study identifies specific consumer products related to non-fatal brain injuries in children between the ages of 0 to 19. For infants, the leading cause of head injury is falling from beds, while in the teenage group, sporting equipment was the leading cause of TBI.
Neuroimaging study reveals veterans who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have higher levels of fast, high-frequency gamma waves in the prefrontal and posterior parietal lobes, areas of the brain associated with consciousness, attention and problem-solving.
Researchers hope to follow veterans with mild TBI for up to 20 years in order to document the neurological effects of their head injuries.
DTI neuroimaging may be able to predict functional post combat outcomes for veterans who suffered concussions or brain injuries while on duty, a new study reports.