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Traumatic Brain Injury

Can Neuroscience Predict Human Behavior?

Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D. | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.

In the years to come, neuroscience may evolve to yield solid predictions about how genetics and brain conditions can influence a specific individual's particular choices at particular times. But for now, the tools of neuroscience should not be accorded the deference of mathematical certainty.

Eyes of the Blind Transmit Messages to the Brain Subconsciously

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Do you believe that the mind can detect things beyond the conscious realm of sensory perception? Can the blind "see" without vision? A new study provides strong support for these intriguing questions.

Jovan Belcher's Murder-Suicide Raises Questions of Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL

Derek Flood | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Derek Flood

As more details surface, we will hopefully be able to form a better understanding of what happened, but we should be hesitant to write this off as a case of "one bad apple," avoiding the larger conversation we need to have.

WATCH: Do Football Fans Create Demand For Brain Damage?

Posted 11.30.2012 | Sports

HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks tackled the issue of traumatic brain injuries in football Thursday, discussing who bears responsibility for the troublin...

Why Heroes Kill Themselves

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

We know that traumatic brain injury increases rates of suicide and that it is the "signature injury" of the current wars. Yet it frequently goes undetected, or is misdiagnosed as PTSD or depression. Patients who are misdiagnosed, and therefore mistreated, are unlikely to recover. Instead, they are likely to despair.

The Problem Veterans Face Behind Closed Doors

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

It's clear that some marriages may be yet another casualty of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

David Wood

War's Grim Toll: Among More Than 50,000 Combat Wounded, 1,500 Amputees

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

According to new data released Wednesday, more than 1,500 Americans have lost a leg or arm in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan, and hundreds have suffere...

David Wood

Iraq, Afghanistan War Wounded Pass 50,000

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- More than 50,000 Americans have been combat-wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001, a grim measure of the cost of more than a decade ...

Hope for Our American Military Dealing With Traumatic Brain Injury

Maj. Stephen J. Taylor | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Maj. Stephen J. Taylor

After returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, I refused to admit that I was not quite the same person I was before leaving home just one year earlier. I was injured, but I did not know it. Something inside me was changed.

David Wood

U.S. War Dead in Afghanistan Rise Past 2,000 As Long-Term Costs Of War Remain Unknown

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

They have often come in the form of a bright flash, a deafening thunderclap and a concussive blast wave that leaves the survivors dazed or unconscious...

Broken After Battle: Combating Brain-Related Injuries In War (VIDEO)

Posted 01.14.2013 | World

"After more than a decade of war the U.S. military cannot precisely diagnose concussion-related brain injuries resulting from the bomb blasts that are...

David Wood

The War Injury Military Doctors Can't Cure

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- After more than a decade of war, the U.S. military cannot precisely diagnose concussion-related brain injuries resulting from the bomb...

David Wood

Obama Orders Relief for Combat Trauma Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, responding to unprecedented waves of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from combat trauma, has ordered...

Finding Hope after Trauma: The Remarkable Recovery of the Adolescent Brain

Gary Stangler | Posted 10.26.2012 | Impact
Gary Stangler

In an ideal world, no young person would ever experience trauma. But until that happens, let's make sure that all young people have the support necessary to rewire and recover. They deserve nothing less.

Concussions: Is Your Child Safe Playing Youth Athletics?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Concussions in children and adolescents over 10 years of age are more likely to occur in organized sports than other activities. It is sometimes amazing that our children survive their early childhood.

David Wood

Blast-Injured Combat Troops Found at Risk Of Degenerative Brain Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Almost a quarter million American troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury are at risk of developing a degenerative disease that cau...

A Teen, a Trauma, and a Tragedy: Is Brain Damage to Blame?

Ben Thomas | Posted 08.10.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

On the night Austin Trenum suffered his concussion, he started to change. As if the concussion had left Austin's brain intact and functional, but had changed him in ways that proved too subtle to catch except in hindsight.

She Can't Remember Being A Mom

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

The scrapbook of Kay Delaney's mind is nearly blank. Delaney, 55, slipped and hit her head at work last year, erasing more than 20 years of memories t...

Veterans' Health: Beyond PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury

Margaret Stone | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Stone

Countless veterans have suffered for decades with PTSD, pain and addiction, afraid to ask for help. Whether they served in Vietnam, Desert Storm or Iraq, these veterans need compassion and comprehensive treatment for these serious wounds.

The TBI Alliance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Joe Peyronnin

At an annual fundraising gala Tuesday night in New York City, the MHA-NYC will launch the Traumatic Brain Injury and Emotional Wellness Alliance, an advocacy group that will raise awareness of the mental health impact of traumatic brain injury.

Mom Fights For Son Who Lost Both Legs, Suffered Brain Injury While Serving In Iraq

Christine Hill | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Christine Hill

Cindy Parsons gets a visible lump in her throat as she thinks about the future. "What's going to happen to my son?" she asks to anyone willing to lis...

Preventing Degenerative Brain Disease in Our Children

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Wojcicki

If the experts in traumatic brain injury think there's value in using genotyping to gauge the risks of high-impact sports for their own children, as noted by the authors in a recent research paper, it must be of value to others, too.

The Afghanistan Killings: Time for Self-Reflection

Rajan Menon | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

It's easy to express outrage and sadness over the Panjwai killings and to debate their cause. What's harder to do, but what we should do, is to reflect on ourselves in the light of what occurred.

Children With Special Needs: A Revolutionary Approach Gives New Hope

Anat Baniel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents
Anat Baniel

Are you a parent to a child with special needs? Have you been trying to help your child do something he or she can't do, or corrected them over and over again to end up with little or no progress?

Just How Hard Will A Wounded Warrior's Wife Fight For Her Spouse?

Torrey Shannon | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Torrey Shannon

Wounded Warrior's wives are not to be trifled with. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should never piss off (or mess with) a wounded warrior's wife: ...