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PsyPost - What causes brain problems after traumatic brain injury? Studies have a surprising answer


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BY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ON JANUARY 15, 2015 MENTAL HEALTH

A new paper by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) argues that there is a widespread misunderstanding about the true nature of traumatic brain injury and how it causes chronic degenerative problems.

In a perspective article published in the latest issue of Neurotherapeutics, the two authors – Alan Faden, MD, a neurologist and professor of anesthesiology, and David Loane, PhD, an assistant professor of anesthesiology, propose that chronic brain damage and neuropsychiatric problems after trauma are to a large degree caused by long-term inflammation in the brain. In their view, this inflammation is a key culprit behind the myriad symptoms that have been linked with traumatic brain injury and mild traumatic brain injury, including brain atrophy, depression and cognitive decline.


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When my son had that accident, it awas less than a year before my son started acting funny. However, he was also abusing drugs even before that–I guess that blow to the head was the catalyst.
if only I could get him to see a doctor for brain imaging and an MRI! He wont do it! Dont know if it would make a difference now…always hoping…
There is so much talk about head injuries in sports…wondering if some of these same drugs they are talking about would help with SZ…