Supporting emotional adjustment after stroke and brain injury
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How to lift the barriers to post-stroke psychological support

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Andrew Bateman's curator insight, April 20, 2014 4:26 PM

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Understanding Your Brain Injury

Understanding Your Brain Injury | Supporting emotional adjustment after stroke and brain injury | Scoop.it
Learn more about your brain injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), mild concussion, or severe brain injury

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Farid Yaghoubtil's curator insight, July 25, 2013 12:21 PM

When determining or thinking of a brain injury, it is important to realize that brain injuries are not just caused by “blows” to the head. Brain injuries can occur when there is rapid acceleration followed by abrupt or sudden deceleration. A brain injury can occur without any type of fracture or blemish to the scalp of the victim. Thus, there does not need to be a traumatic event or blunt force trauma to the brain to suffer an injury.

Other forms of cerebral injuries can bePosttraumatic Amnesia (PTA). What is PTA? PTA is a another type of indicator or sign of a brain injury and can aid in determining the severity of the brain injury. Victims who suffer from PTA are functioning and alert but have limited ability to process or retain new memories or have severe problems with understanding or remembering past occurrences.

The science behind determining your brain injury involves the use of certain imaging and tomography testing including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computerized Axial Tomography (CT). Each method provides a basis in determining the degree and severity of your injury. Issues such as the size of the legions, hemorrhaging and edema are all determined by the use of proper testing to determine the extent of your injuries.