What Are The Long Term Consequences Of Traumatic Brain Injury?

According to a recent University of Oxford Study, the long term cognitive and emotional consequences of traumatic brain injuries put victims at a high risk for premature death. The study analyzed the medical records of 218,300 Swedes diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from 1969 to 2009. Researchers found that those who survived the immediate brain injury were three times more likely to die before the age of 56 than those without traumatic brain injuries.

Patients who suffered traumatic brain injuries were four times more likely to die in a fatal accident and three times more likely to commit suicide than the control group. Rates of premature death were even higher for patients who suffered traumatic brain injuries diagnosed with psychiatric disorders and/or substance abuse problems. Many traumatic brain injuries damage the frontal temporal cortex, which is responsible for judgment, executive function and impulse control, according to an Emory University researcher. Consequently, patients who suffered traumatic brain injuries are less capable of assessing and recognizing potentially dangerous circumstances.

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Source: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-tbi-traumatic-brain-injury-death-risk-20140115,0,1348160.story#axzz2ric927zM

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