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The Traumatized Brain: Life After a Brain Injury

Dec 22, 2015

Aggression, insomnia, headaches, and even seizures. A traumatic brain injury can have life-altering consequences for individuals and their families. Today we’ll hear from Dr. Sandeep Vaishnavi, a neuropsychiatrist at Duke University Medical Center and the co-author of "The Traumatized Brain: A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury," published by John Hopkins University Press.

And we'll met a husband and wife who struggled to adjust to their "new normal" after an accident.

Plus, opening later this week, a movie about repetitive brain injury and professional football. We speak to Dr. Kevin Crutchfield, director of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program at LifeBridge Health and a neurological consultant for the Baltimore Ravens, about the potential impact of repeated brain trauma.

Check out the Brain Injury Association of MD for resources and support.