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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

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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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Learning to be Self-Objective

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Introduction Self-feedback is something that most of us do naturally without a lot of conscious effort. Much of this feedback is felt as emotional response and we connect it with emotional…

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Emotional Flattening After a Brain Injury

Brain Injury Outcomes

Introduction Many people report feeling empty inside after a brain injury. This empty feeling is described in many ways, such as, feeling cold, detached, or  as emotional numbness. People recognise…

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How do you Know if you Need Help after Brain Injury?

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Struggling to Figure it Out? When brain injury strikes, it is often problematic or even impossible for people to work out what has changed. It is like trying to count…

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Alarming Rise in Suicidal Thoughts

COVID-19 Blogs

If you haven’t been there, it is difficult to understand how precious routine and a vague or tentative sense of ‘normality’ are to people living with the effects and outcomes…

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How are you coping?

COVID-19 Blogs

Are you or a loved one feeling overwhelmed? With changes coming thick and fast many of us living with brain injury, either directly or indirectly, are finding new challenges we…

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Are we ‘Stay-at-Home’ or Three-month Self-isolators?

COVID-19 Blogs

Many people living with a brain injury feel unsure about Government and Public Health instructions during the pandemic.  Although many people are capable of making up their own mind about…

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