traumatic brain injury

A New Online Program May Help People with TBI Build Emotion Regulation Skills

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is lasting brain damage from an external force, such as a fall or a car accident. People with TBI may have challenges with emotion regulation (ER), the process of recognizing and controlling their feelings or their reactions to feelings. Previous research has shown that a structured group therapy program can help people with TBI develop and practice ER skills in real-life situations. However, some people with TBI may not be able to get to a clinic to receive group therapy, or they may not be able to afford it.

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Algunas Personas Pueden Desarrollar Depresión o Problemas de Conducta Poco Después de una LCT, Pero la Identificación Temprana Puede Disminuir el Impacto

Más de 2 millones de estadounidenses experimentan una lesión cerebral traumática (LCT) cada año, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. Una LCT es daño cerebral permanente de un golpe a la cabeza, tal como de una caída u otro accidente. La LCT puede ser leve, moderada, o severa. Las personas pueden experimentar la pérdida de memoria (amnesia) durante los primeros días después de una LCT. Algunas personas con LCT pueden desarrollar cambios mentales o emocionales después de su lesión.

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For Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury, Problem-Solving Styles Matter in Social Situations

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is brain damage resulting from an external force, such as a fall or car accident. TBI can be mild, moderate or severe. People with TBI may have trouble with social problem-solving, which is the process of interpreting social cues and responding appropriately in social situations.

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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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