Study Finds Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury


(UPI) — Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital found that the impact of a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in a child can have long-lasting effects years later.

There are more than 630,000 children and teens in the United States treated in emergency rooms for TBI each year. The study, presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists in Las Vegas, found that patients with mild to moderate brain injury are twice as likely to have developed attention problems when examined seven years after injury.

The research also found that children with severe TBI are five times more likely to develop secondary ADHD than children without TBI. CONTINUE