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Forbes | Dec 23, 2020

"Sadly, PTSD is not an easy condition to treat or to live with. Still, some PTSD sufferers say they’ve found relief from their intense symptoms through a controversial treatment - medical cannabis."

U.S. News & World Report | Dec 23, 2020

Certain types of antidepressants might be better than others for treating PTSD because they carry a lower risk of stroke, according to a new study.

CNN | Dec 23, 2020

"Nobody recognized the Jimmy Stewart that returned home from combat. He had changed so much. He had aged some say ten years, some say 20. He had a lot of the attributes of PTSD," Matzen said.

BBC | Dec 21, 2020

When former international rugby player Michael Lipman began struggling to remember things just said to him by his wife, he knew he had a problem.

BBC | Dec 16, 2020

World Cup winner Kat Merchant wants better care for retired players, saying she has "lower cognitive capacity" following numerous concussions.

The Guardian | Dec 16, 2020

We asked for your views and heard from players, referees, coaches, doctors, nurses, physios, academics, and parents

Colorado Public Radio | Dec 15, 2020

"If you go and plant a crop in March, and your whole world gets flipped around ... that's just so scary. That is just a scary bet to make," Kuhlman said.

Yahoo! Sports | Dec 15, 2020

The 48-year-old actress admitted that the pandemic has had a negative impact on her mental and emotional health, with the racial unrest that erupted around the country taking a particular toll.

The Guardian | Dec 14, 2020

People with a history of concussion are more than twice as likely to develop a neurological disease, according to a new study that gathered the largest ever dataset on the syndrome in the UK.

BBC | Dec 14, 2020

The way players train needs to be addressed "very quickly", says the head of the Rugby Players' Association, after ex-professionals said the sport has given them permanent brain damage.

The Guardian | Dec 14, 2020

The head injury crisis facing collision sports can be only be helped with increased awareness, collaboration and funding.

The Conversation | Dec 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a drastic effect on the mental health and wellbeing of stroke survivors and their carers. This has coincided with vital post-stroke rehabilitation and support services being reduced or cut. As survivors struggle to adapt to post-stroke life with limited external support, the burden of care is increasingly being placed upon family members and carers.

Los Angeles Times | Dec 9, 2020

Hayley Hodson, the 2015 American Volleyball Coaches Assn. freshman of the year at Stanford, saw her career cut short because of post-concussion syndrome.

NPR | Dec 7, 2020

Patrick Skluzacek suffers from PTSD nightmares. His son, Tyler, created a smart watch app to disrupt them, which just got FDA approval. They share their story with NPR's Debbie Elliott.

Medical Xpress | Dec 4, 2020

Quality of life is important for persons with traumatic brain injury, and new studies find it's just as important for the person's caregiver. "We developed the [TBI-CareQOL Measurement System] tool as a way to have standard measures for quality of life in caregivers of persons with TBI."

ESPN | Dec 4, 2020

t's a moment perhaps everyone who's played rugby — or any contact sport — has experienced; your head hitting the turf, or accidental head-to-head contact. For some, the contact doesn't cause any issues, maybe a bruise or a bit of short term pain. For me, it meant a concussion; throbbing headaches, nausea, 'fogginess', a struggle to concentrate and more. Just under three months after smacking the back of my head into the ground twice over six weeks playing rugby, I'm still struggling.

U.S. News and World Report | Dec 4, 2020

States with strong football cultures have often fumbled measures to protect young players who've suffered concussions, researchers say.

The Washington Post | Dec 2, 2020

The year 2020 has exacted a psychological toll on Americans. Levels of anxiety and depression have skyrocketed. Here are some ways to help those who are dealing with mental health issues.

HuffPost | Nov 30, 2020

“‘What do you do?’ the woman asked me. I hesitated. I thought, ‘I’m disabled,’ but instead, I told her, ‘I’m between jobs.’”

The Conversation | Nov 24, 2020

Alarm bells are ringing in sport about the risk of a group of chronic, neuro-degenerative diseases, commonly understood as dementia. There is an increasingly large body of evidence which has identified that small, repetitive collisions of the brain inside the skull cause this disease.

The New York Times | Nov 20, 2020

Ellie Furneaux looked like she was going to become Britain’s next star in the sledding sport skeleton. But a series of concussions took a heavy toll.

Inc. | Nov 19, 2020

After a car accident in 2012 left Ruby Taylor with a brain injury, she was forced to retire as a school social worker and faced eviction from her condo. The parent of a former student was helping Taylor with some financial and legal advice and asked her if she had any investments to fall back on. She didn't, but that moment gave her an idea for a business: closing the racial wealth gap through financial literacy and education.

BBC | Nov 19, 2020

The Professional Footballers' Association is setting up a new taskforce to further examine the issue of brain injury diseases in football.

The Washington Post | Nov 19, 2020

Thousands of traumatized veterans kicked out of the Army achieved a legal victory Wednesday after the Army agreed to review punitive discharges linked to mental health and sexual assault trauma, potentially unlocking care for those struggling in their post-military lives.

CBC | Nov 16, 2020

COVID-19 has upended the regular daily routines those with brain injuries rely on.