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Long-Term Effects of TBI Uncovered in New Studies…  

3d pen drawing of human brain | Long-Term Effects of TBI Every parent whose child has suffered a traumatic brain injury has a question that, up until now, has had few definitive answers. The question parents want to know is what their child will be like ten years down the road—in other words, what are the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury in a child? A study presented at the Association of Academic Psychiatrist in Las Vegas in February 2017, dealt with the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries—from seven to ten years after the injury. Those patients who had mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries were found to be twice as likely to have attention problems, while those with more serious traumatic brain injuries were about five times as likely to develop attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Additional findings from this study included: (more…)