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Scalp Acupuncture for stroke and brain injury

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Scalp Acupuncture for stroke and brain injury This turned out to be a surprising and interesting week. Author: Annie Ricketts November 2019 Little did I know on Thursday that my…

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Obsessive Thinking Following Brain Injury

Brain Injury Outcomes

Obsessive Thinking Following Brain Injury Introduction Lots of brain injury outcomes can seem odd, and because of this, different people make different assumptions. One thing that isn’t talked about very…

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Post-concussion Syndrome

Brain Injury Outcomes

Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) While the jury is still out about why any concussion should last more than three months, some scientists and specialists are beginning to put the pieces…

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Protect Your Wallet

GBIA Column

Protect Your Wallet Increased Vulnerability Cognitive impairment following a brain injury can limit thinking capacity and make it hard for people to think broadly. It can be difficult to know who…

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The Blind Driver – Loss of Metacognition

Brain Injury Outcomes

The Blind Driver Imagine being tied up, gagged and put in the back seat of a car, and then being driven through your life journey by a blind driver.  This…

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Slow Brain Bleed – the Dangers

GBIA Column

Slow Brain Bleed Introduction Although public awareness of brain injury is slowly increasing, there are still many misconceptions about impact and recovery. A lack of knowledge can have serious consequences and…

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Why the Brain Wakes Up at Bedtime

Brain Injury Outcomes

Why the Injured Brain Wakes up at Bed Time Introduction You only have to read through a few posts in any brain injury on-line support group to find someone who…

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PTSD – New Science and Diagnosis

Brain Injury Outcomes

PTSD – New Science and Diagnosis Researchers have developed new ways of utilising existing technology! Did you know that MEG scanners (not clinically available yet for this purpose) can give…

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Neuroplasticity

GBIA Column

Neuroplasticity Also known as brain plasticity and neural plasticity, or simply as ‘plasticity.’ Understanding plasticity is important because millions of people across the world fall through the net and don’t get any information or…

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Understanding Change and Growth after Brain Injury

Brain Injury Outcomes

Living with Brain Injury – Defined by Labels or Self? The ‘new’ world of brain injury brings together a lot of new learning – about the ‘self’ and about what…

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Loss of Self-Identity Following a Brain Injury

Brain Injury Outcomes

Loss of self identity following a brain injury Introduction Loss of self-identity following a brain injury is a phenomenon that happens quite often. However, not everyone struggles with this common outcome…

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Loss of Self Following a Brain Injury

Brain Injury Outcomes

Introduction Many people talk about feeling a loss of self following a brain injury and have no idea why they feel the way they do. As soon as the topic…

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