HIGHLIGHTED STORIES: Inflammation is a major treatable cause of neurological problems after traumatic brain injury.

9 Feb

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) are arguing that there is a widespread misunderstanding about the true nature of traumatic brain injury and how it causes chronic degenerative problems.  In a perspective article published in the latest issues of Neurotherapeutics, researchers propose that chronic brain damage and neuropsychiatric problems after trauma are to a large degree caused by long-term inflammation.  In their view, this inflammation is a key culprit behind the myriad symptoms that have been linked with traumatic brain injury and mild traumatic brain injury, including brain atrophy, depression and cognitive decline.

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