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Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
New 'sniff test' predicts recovery of consciousness in the brain

New 'sniff test' predicts recovery of consciousness in the brain

Processes underlying the damaging effects of brain injury can preserve memory function

Processes underlying the damaging effects of brain injury can preserve memory function

Researchers identify changes in the aging brain related to blood circulation

Researchers identify changes in the aging brain related to blood circulation

A 'sniff test' could signal consciousness after a brain injury

A 'sniff test' could signal consciousness after a brain injury

Toxic cell atlas can guide discovery of new drugs for neurodegeneration

Toxic cell atlas can guide discovery of new drugs for neurodegeneration

Improper cellular cleanup during neurodevelopment may cause lifelong behavioral issues

Improper cellular cleanup during neurodevelopment may cause lifelong behavioral issues

Therapeutic cooling could mitigate damage to concussed cells

Therapeutic cooling could mitigate damage to concussed cells

Ticagrelor therapy, without aspirin, can benefit patients with acute coronary syndrome

Ticagrelor therapy, without aspirin, can benefit patients with acute coronary syndrome

A seismic view of the brain

A seismic view of the brain

Certain drugs can reduce epilepsy risk following traumatic brain injury

Certain drugs can reduce epilepsy risk following traumatic brain injury

Two cutting-edge programs in neuroplasticity come together for a synergistic impact in brain health

Two cutting-edge programs in neuroplasticity come together for a synergistic impact in brain health

Study reports rising rates of ADHD diagnosis in veterans

Study reports rising rates of ADHD diagnosis in veterans

Targeting overactive immune cells with experimental drug could improve TBI symptoms

Targeting overactive immune cells with experimental drug could improve TBI symptoms

Dampening effects of overactive immune cells may serve as new treatment for TBI

Dampening effects of overactive immune cells may serve as new treatment for TBI

Spanish version of modified Story Memory Technique effective for Mexicans with MS

Spanish version of modified Story Memory Technique effective for Mexicans with MS

Researchers identify possible new therapy for concussion-related headaches

Researchers identify possible new therapy for concussion-related headaches

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Computer-based programs and virtual reality effective at treating children with acquired brain injury

Computer-based programs and virtual reality effective at treating children with acquired brain injury

Study finds higher suicide rate among people with neurological disorders

Study finds higher suicide rate among people with neurological disorders

A collaborative partnership to understand the impact of music therapies on mental health

A collaborative partnership to understand the impact of music therapies on mental health