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Keebler
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While this article focuses on women & children who have been suffered domestic or other physical abuse, & rightly so to do that - finally -

others with brain injury for a variety of reasons may benefit from detail here.

Also, this is key to help understand perhaps a much larger population of those who face homelessness, I think, whether men or women - and kids.

Light sensitivity, hyperacusis (sound sensitivity), nystagus (words jumping off page) are discussed. [Who knew that has a name - although the term is not included in the article - nor its possible connection to the inner / middle ear, but they can't include all detail here].

Lyme - and some other infections & inflammation - can cause brain injury. Falls and seizures also can go along with TBD (tick borne disease).

Of note, TBI (traumatic brain injury) is not to be confused with TBD. TBI abbreviations were in the public eye long before TBD, so that's why "disease" is used in the acronym for TBD.

For those with tick borne disease, though, there are various factor besides (or besides just) brain injury that can cause some of the similar symptoms. Toxicity, inflammation, magnesium deficiency, the inner ear, for example. But, that's steering off topic.


http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-05-06/beyond-nfl-new-plan-treat-brain-injuries-women-escaping-abuse

Beyond the NFL: A new plan to treat brain injuries for women escaping abuse

By Reagan Jackson - YES! Magazine - May 06, 2016

Excerpts:

. . . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly a quarter of American women experience extreme physical violence from intimate partners during their lives.

Suffering repeated blows to the head, strangulation, and being violently shaken or slammed against the wall puts them at risk for TBI [traumatic brain injury]. But the lack of adequate screening and identification systems means that brain injuries often go unrecognized. . . .

. . . That’s something advocates and researchers in Phoenix hope soon to change. The Sojourner Center, one of the largest and oldest domestic violence shelters in the United States,

is partnering with the Central Arizona Center for Therapy and Imaging Services Foundation, a medical research institution, to pilot the Sojourner Center BRAIN (Brain Recovery and Inter-Professional Neuroscience) Program.

Through their research — starting with a study planned for May —

the organizations hope to create a model for appropriate neurological care for domestic violence survivors and to document the process so that other doctors and practitioners can access data about the long - and short-term effects of TBI in women and children. . . .

[Full article with so much more detail at link above.]
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For children, men, women . . . and I think pets, too:

http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/TBI/

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Excerpt:

. . . What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)? . . .

. . . What causes TBI?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified the leading causes of TBI to be

falls,

motor vehicle and pedestrian-related accidents,

collision-related (being struck by or against) events,

violent assaults.

Sport-related injuries and

explosive blasts / military combat injuries are other leading causes of TBI.

Acquiring a brain injury may predispose an individual to additional brain injuries before the symptoms of the first one have resolved completely. . . .
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Do not be confused - or dismissed - by the "mild" in the term or diagnosis of "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"

Its effects can be anything but mild, very often. Those with MTBI require experts that are trained in this specific area.

The headline here is in shadow, a terrible idea - but scroll right down to the article (which is far too tightly spaced to really read but when one has energy, it could be copy, pasted and rearranged to print out and really read).

Okay, trying again, the layout and repeated use of shadow typeface for each section - this article is not the best for anyone to try to read. But I just have to stop,

There are some official websites, as well - and some good books on the topic.


http://www.internationalbrain.org/mild-traumatic-brain-injuries-were-prev-undiagnosable-therefore-treatment-uncertain-and-damages/

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries were previously undiagnosable, and therefore treatment uncertain, and damages speculative
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Good info keeb. Ive been living this a long time. Understanding has been a long time coming

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I watched this great documentary recently - My Beautiful Broken Brain

The girl suffered a pretty severe TBI but I found I could empathize as our brains take such a beating from these infections.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80049951

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