Depression and concussions are two very serious dangers, but they are not typically thought to be related in many ways. One condition affects the mind and moods while the other is a serious physical trauma. However, a new link may have been discovered regarding the symptoms of patients who have experienced severe concussions in the past. Post-concussion syndrome has been debated for a long time, but only now are we seeing a real link between mental trauma and the physical trauma of the brain.
An interesting study has shown a similarity between the symptoms after a concussion and those of depression, according to Neuro Skills. The study showed that there are similarities shared by concussions and other mental conditions, such as anxiety and stress...Read More »
An aneurysm is a bulge that develops in a weak artery, causing blood to leak into the brain if that aneurysm bursts. A person only has about a 50 percent chance of surviving if that happens, and many of the people who do survive end up with a permanent disability from this horrible brain injury.
A study that was recently published in the Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry showed that smoking can actually double a person’s chance of suffering a burst aneurysm. The researchers documented 426 cases of brain bleed from 33 hospitals across Kenya. They also took information about each patient’s age, lifestyle and family history.
According to Science Daily, the researchers additionally obtained information from 426 other people who had not...Read More »
According to a study published in this month’s edition of ACS Nano – the official journal of the American Chemical Society – a joint effort by researchers at Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine has provided some hope for progress in the way traumatic brain injuries are treated immediately after they occur. A team at Rice developed a nanoparticle known as PEG-HCC, which has already shown improvements in animal testing.
After a head injury, the brain cells release the reactive oxygen species called superoxides as a means of combating disease and other foreign bodies, but as a result of a TBI, an influx of superoxides are released, causing a dangerous imbalance that harms the brain further. Typically, the superoxides are neutralized by...Read More »