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The Medium | Nov 22, 2022

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease that plagues the world of contact sports.

WAVY-TV / NBC | Nov 22, 2022

He says the system is broken when it comes to mental health and that he would know–he attempted to take his own life in 2007.

People | Nov 22, 2022

“Serious long-term complications may be caused by the coronavirus, even months after recovery from the infection,” according to the study.  -- Read more on the neurological effects of Long COVID.

The Conversation | Nov 22, 2022

Suicide is a complex issue that impacts 425,000 Australians every year. That’s because up to 135 people are directly or indirectly impacted by each suicide death.

PsyPost | Nov 18, 2022

A team of researchers explored treatment patterns among people diagnosed with anxiety or PTSD following a traumatic brain injury. The findings revealed that these individuals are more likely to be prescribed psychotropic medication than to receive psychotherapy — which may be a cause for concern.

Fortune | Nov 14, 2022

Some foods—hello, colorful vegetables, healthy fats, and proteins—can actually build brain tissue and reduce inflammation, while others have the opposite effect.

ABC Australia | Nov 14, 2022

Veterans, often homeless and with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gradually found peace and relief through an unlikely helper with four legs.

The New York Times | Nov 14, 2022

The risk of developing symptoms of depression remains high up to a year after you’ve recovered. -- Read more on COVID neurological symptoms.

Neuroscience News | Nov 9, 2022

“Breathe in… Breathe out…” Or: “take a deep breath and count to ten.” The calming effect of breathing in stressful situations, is a concept most of us have met before. Now Professor Micah Allen from the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University has come a step closer to understanding how the very act of breathing shapes our brain.

The New York Times | Nov 9, 2022

As another major medical institution acknowledged the link between concussions and the brain disease C.T.E., a group of scientists who guide many of sports’ top governing organizations dismissed the research at its conference.

The Huffington Post | Oct 21, 2022

The widow of a former University of Southern California football player suing the NCAA for failing to protect her husband from repetitive head trauma is taking what could be a landmark case to a Los Angeles jury Friday. Matthew Gee died in 2018 from permanent brain damage caused by countless blows to the head he took while playing linebacker for the 1990 Rose Bowl winning team, according to the wrongful death suit filed by Alana Gee.

The New York Times | Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Myron Rolle became a neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital after his football glory days ended. “It’s Never Too Late” is a new series that tells the stories of people who decide to pursue their dreams on their own terms.

Brain & Life | Oct 7, 2022

Gabby Giffords doesn't let aphasia stop her from speaking out on behalf of others with the condition.

CNET | Oct 7, 2022

Ever noticed that some foods boost your mood? Here's why. -- To learn more about nutrition for brain health visit First Steps: Basic Self Care for Brain Injury and PTSD.

Military Times | Oct 5, 2022

Ketamine nasal spray has been approved for use by select veterans clinics. -- For more about ketamine therapy visit Psychedelics on BrainLine's Treatment Hub.

Brain & Life | Oct 3, 2022

Now a new study, presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in April, suggests that owning a pet may slow cognitive decline in older adults.

Associated Press | Sep 30, 2022

Some who watched the scary injury want to know why Tagovailoa was playing just four days after his quick return Sunday prompted a joint review by the NFL and NFL Players Association.

The New York Times | Sep 30, 2022

Miami’s quarterback left Thursday’s game on a stretcher after his head was slammed to the turf for the second time in five days. The players’ union has asked for an investigation of his team’s handling of the concussion protocol.

Forbes | Sep 28, 2022

Trauma—either as a one-time event or prolonged exposure— can cause a wide range of mental health issues including flashbacks, sleep disturbances, anxiety, grief and substance misuse. Healing from trauma can take time and work, but throughout, a positive shift can happen—this experience is known as post-traumatic growth.

Neuroscience News | Sep 28, 2022

A new study has found that trauma-exposed Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and externalizing psychiatric disorders, like substance use disorders and antisocial personality disorder, are at greater risk for early death.

Open Access Government | Sep 28, 2022

The question of which physical and cognitive effects can be conclusively associated with Long COVID has been notoriously difficult for researchers to pin down. A new Brookings report reveals that nearly 4 million Americans have been so impacted by Long COVID that they remain unable to return to work, with similar statistics reported in other parts of the world. The continued severity of the problem has put pressure on scientists to accelerate efforts to better understand the disease, and on health, agencies to offer more systemic support for its sufferers.

Medical News Today | Sep 28, 2022

Emotional detachment refers to the inability of a person to fully engage with feelings of their own or those of others. It may interfere with a person’s physical, psychological, emotional, and social development. However, being able to disconnect from one’s feelings may be helpful for people experiencing stressful situations. This article discusses the signs and symptoms, as well as the potential causes, of emotional detachment.

PsychCentral | Sep 28, 2022


Our past shapes our present and helps us identify who we are and where we are headed. So, it’s natural to use our past experiences as a point of reference for our current situation. The choices we make for ourselves today are often influenced by our past. If we are using healthy judgment to guide our choices, then past regrets, mistakes, and pain are used as markers for what we do not want in our lives. However for some, the past is not seen as a place of reflection but as a destination. For those who struggle with letting go of past pain or regret, they can feel trapped by their situation and unable to move forward in their lives. Feeling unable to let go of the past can lead to clinical depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or even suicide.

VA Research Currents | Sep 28, 2022

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)—a non-invasive, painless electrical brain stimulation delivered via electrodes placed over the head—has the potential to improve chronic pain. But the treatment usually involves trips to a medical facility where the equipment is used. In a pilot study led by Dr. Melba Hernandez-Tejada of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina, VA researchers have shown that an entirely home-based transcranial stimulation treatment for chronic pain is feasible and could help Veterans with co-occurring pain and PTSD. 

Neuroscience News | Sep 27, 2022

Study reveals altered brain dynamics in those with unresponsive arousal syndrome, previously known as “vegetative state”, and in those with minimally conscious state.