TBI and PTSD in Florida

A study in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurotrauma found that even a mild traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of PTSD. According to the study, 27 percent of patients who had a mild TBI tested positive for PTSD during screenings six months after their injuries. The research was conducted by a group that included [...]

Traumatic brain injury and depression

Some studies show that depression may be a symptom of traumatic brain injury. According to some medical experts, people in Florida and across the nation who have experienced a TBI might be two to five times more likely to develop depression than the general population. While depression that results from TBI can be treated with [...]

Scientists seek way to diagnose CTE in living patients

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will likely know that the NFL has come under fire recently for failing to take adequate steps to protect its players from the consequences of repeated head trauma. Contact sports like boxing and football have been linked with the neurological disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but the degenerative condition is frustrating for [...]

Report finds TBIs remain a very real problem in the construction sector

A recently released report by the Associated General Contractors of America found that the construction industry here in Florida is thriving. Indeed, it revealed that Sunshine State added 27,500 jobs between March 2015 and March 2016, trailing only California. While this is certainly fantastic news from an economic perspective as it means more people will [...]