Traumatic Brain InjuryInfo Center

Post-Concussion Syndrome May Be PTSD in Disguise
Even mild brain injury is serious business. A person can experience a range of symptoms many months after having received a concussion, but those symptoms might not be what they seem.
Football Injury May Shrink Part of Brain
Getting a head injury is a risk that comes with playing football. A disproportionate number of athletes in that contact sport have had a concussion, a brain injury that has been increasingly in the spotlight.
Traumatic Brain Injury ER Visits Saw a Jump
A bang on the head that can lead to temporary memory loss is not just a Hollywood creation. A new study showed these brain injuries are not only real, but also may be causing more hospital visits.
History of Brain Injury High Among the Homeless
Homelessness is a complex problem with many causes, often including mental illness and alcohol and drug addiction. There may be another component to homelessness shared by many.
Education’s Role in Rebound from Brain Injury
There are lots of reasons to get as much as education possible. That learning may help the brain heal from physical hurt.
Imaging Tool Helped Predict Recovery from Brain Damage
The brain remains complex and elusive to clinicians, who still have difficulty determining if or when someone with a severely damaged brain will recover. Now there may be a new tool to help them.
Brain Injury in Teens Increased Emotional Issues
Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent?
Special Scans to Detect Brain Injury
Brain scans can detect brain disorders. Concussion, a mild brain injury, may be more accurately diagnosed through certain kinds of brain scans than others.
Looking Down the Road with Brain Injury
For some injuries, recovery may be a lifelong process that includes risks along the way. Traumatic brain injury may be such a condition.
Fewer "Brain Deaths" and Donor Organs
Pinpointing the nature of serious brain injuries is key to those patients' care. Advances in treatment of these injuries may yield results for such patients. It also has consequences for other ailing people.