Study: Brain Injuries Are Chronic Conditions That Require Lifelong Management

(Newswise) — More than 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, oftentimes resulting in permanent disability, including struggles with memory, mobility, mental health and cognitive function. For those with a TBI, their struggles usually don’t end when treatment does.

An ongoing longitudinal study of 1,400 patients by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine reveals that traumatic brain injuries don’t stabilize after a couple of years as previously thought.

Instead, as researchers analyzed more than 25 years of data, they found that TBIs need to be treated as a dynamic and chronic condition that requires ongoing resources and care. CONTINUE