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By On March 4th, 2016

The Aftermath of an Overdose

Written by Kristi Whitaker, LMSW, CBIS The issue of opiate addiction, such as heroin, is showing up frequently in the media and has even been a topic in the presidential candidate debates. Often you will hear that an untreated drug addiction will end in either death or prison, but another serious outcome that tends to…

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By On February 16th, 2016

O.J. Simpson: An American Story of CTE

How has it been over twenty years since the O.J. Simpson trial? I’ve been watching the television program, “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” on FX recently, and, in many ways, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that a great many of us were glued to our televisions as the trial unfolded and…

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By On January 7th, 2016

The Chicken or the Egg: Brain Injury and Mental Health Problems

Written by Nick Adams Looking for the cause of mental health problems will take us in many different directions: a neurochemical problem, the end product of negative life experiences including trauma or a change to behavior, cognition and emotions caused by an injury to the brain? Or, perhaps there is a combination of factors which…

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By On January 4th, 2016

Ray Ciancaglini’s Middle Way: Sports and Concussion

The “middle way” was described by the Buddha in his first discourse as abandoning the extremes for the path in the middle.  I was reminded of this concept after a recent conversation with Ray Ciancaglini during which Dr. Rolf B. Gainer interviewed Ray about his thoughts on the similarities between boxing, football and resulting brain…

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By On February 14th, 2014

Disability Benefits for a Mental Illness or Brain Injury

The following is a blog submission written by Ram Meyyappan who works to help people apply for disability assistance.  He has written for us in the past on our blog, NeuroNotes at traumaticbraininjury.net, and we invited him to share his knowledge about what can be an overwhelming process for individuals and family members dealing with disability…

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By On October 24th, 2013

Children With Brain Injury Twice as Likely to Suffer Depression

There has been a huge amount of research into traumatic brain injuries over the last decade. The massive number of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan spurred a government interest in improving detection and treatment of the disease. Then, the NFL and the controversy associated with the high number of brain injuries…

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By On October 1st, 2012

Brookhaven on the Road in October

The month of October offers a packed schedule of events for the staff at Brookhaven Hospital and several opportunities for you to connect with us in the community. Starting on the 2nd day of the month, we will be exhibiting at the 19th Annual Case Management Society of America Oklahoma Chapter conference being held at…

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By On September 3rd, 2012

Violence is not out-of-blue

As much as we are always taken aback by the report of a person on a killing rampage, the facts always slowly emerge. Certainly in the case of James Holmes, former graduate student in neuroscience, who allegedly left 12 dead and 58 wounded in Aurora, Colorado at the midnight opening of “The Dark Knight Rises”…

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By On August 13th, 2012

Who or what is responsible for evil?

In the aftermath of a tragedy, like the recent Colorado and Wisconsin events, we look to place the blame for the event somewhere. In the last few years there has been an increase in the number of disturbing violent events. Questions get asked about how this person got weapons if they were known to be…

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