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minor traumatic brain injury

Following a minor traumatic brain injury, a person may return to their previous level of functioning or not. Some symptoms may remain. The person may look the way they did before the injury, but something seems different or wrong.

Symptoms of MTBI
Difficulty concentrating
Loss of memory, vision, hearing, or movement
Seizures or short period of “absence”
Increased irritability and/or difficulty with anger management
Depression and anxiety
MTBI may decrease the amount of blood flow to areas of the brain producing symptoms. Also, small tears due to jostling of the brain during the trauma may result in decreased communication between parts of the brain. Slow brainwave activity, associated with sleep and daydreaming, tends to increase following trauma and is associated with decreased blood flow (Fisch, 2000). Neurofeedback helps decrease the amount of these brainwaves returning the brain to more normal functioning.

Neurofeedback can be used to decrease the following symptoms associated with MTBI
Vision (Nash, 1997), headaches (Nash, 1997; Packard et al, 1997)
Energy level (Ayers, 1997) and sleep (Salerno, 1997)
Cognitive functioning (Hamilton, 1997; Packard et al, 1997)
Attention (Salerno, 1997; Stathopoulou & Lubar, 2000
Emotional functioning (Salerno, 1997)
Auditory and visual memory (Stathopoulou & Lubar, 2000).

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www.isnr.org | www.eegspectrum.com
www.helpforadd.com | www.EMDR.com
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