TBI Alert: Improvement Even Years After an Injury

Published on June 9, 2015.

Rehab program study shows that a cognitive training program improved depression, concentration issues, and other symptoms even 10 years after a TBI.

Center for Brain Health at the Unversity of Texas at Dallas
Depression and difficulty concentrating are some of the potential long-term symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but a specially designed cognitive training program may help improve these and other symptoms -- even 10 years after the injury. That’s the finding from a new study from the University of Texas at Dallas’s Center for BrainHealth, published in the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

The researchers developed and tested an eight-week, 18-hour cognitive training program called SMART (for "Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training") in a group of TBI patients, many of whom had sustained the initial injury more than 10 years earlier.

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