Short: Concussions and neurodegenerative conditions Descriptive: Modern studies point the link between concussions and the development of neurodegenerative conditions Summary: People who experience a concussion encounter problems with memory and concentration during the whole life. Recent studies confirm that concussions can lead to development of neurodegenerative conditions, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease later in life. Injuries of the nervous system are of great importance. They are common in war, but also in peacetime, particularly because of the large number of road accidents and accidents at work nowadays. A concussion is a minor brain injury caused by mechanical forces that lead to temporary brain dysfunction.
Like Terry Erikson’s dad in Stop the Sun, people who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder need support and assistance from others. PTSD is a serious issue with not only veterans of war and war combat, but also everyday citizens in America, for even traumatic events like car accidents and local crime can change a person’s life forever. PTSD can present itself in many different ways. Some may include depression, bad dreams, and frightening thoughts. Any symptoms can be diminished or even cured from medication or
All their lives they had been in the midst of a war between the malicious indians, embittered french, and the puritans. As many were rapt to the war many children and adults most likely would have been traumatized. If so they may have had post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. According to nimh.nih.gov, “PTSD develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm.” If these children and adults had been through all of this they would most likely have developed PTSD. People with PTSD tend to be scared or jumpy even when the danger has passed.
Some of the reasons are very serious, such as CTE which is a brain disease caused by rapid hits to the brain, this has lifetime affects and changes you in many ways, in worst cases this can even cause death. Although that is one of the worst things that can happen there is still many others like concussions which last long, Alzheimer’s disease, also minor characteristics like depression and headaches all linking to lifetime affects. The kids
Juliette was born with a touch that can kill, and struggles throughout the whole book mentally whether that makes her monster or a savior for the weak. She has to deal with the guilt that weighs her down because she has taken a the life of a little boy by accident in the past. Even though it was an accident, the main character can’t get over the fact that she has taken numerous lives. Juliette has two options to resolve this conflict. One option is to let it forever weigh her down, limiting her options of action through the book, putting her life in danger.
Drinking all the time can become an addiction which raises the risks of all the long term effects and increases the severity of the short term effects. One of the most dangerous parts parts of addiction is withdrawal, according to an article called Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment, Symptoms, and Timeline, Stopping alcohol all at once can be very dangerous because, “Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal, as the brain and central nervous system experience a rebound after being suppressed by alcohol repetitively for an extended period of time.” (http://americanaddictioncenters.org/withdrawal-timelines-treatments/alcohol/) Which basically implies that stopping drinking after you’re already addicted can be a very difficult thing to
Emotional and physical abuse were the two main types of abuse mentioned throughout the novel. Through extreme amounts of brutality and torture to emotional devastation and agony, “Indian Horse” certainly shows readers that living through abuse can have life long consequences. Readers can imply that being repeatedly beaten and tortured at a very young age makes the child live in fear and agony. Also, certain incidents such as being taken away from your parents at such a young age can leave behind pain, sorrow, and will definitely affect the child’s life in the future. “Indian Horse” successfully proves to readers that abuse can mentally destroy a person’s future and leave behind brutal memories, which will never be
Letting go may hurt, but holding on is worse Toxic relationships, unfortunate friendships, and ethnic differences are all examples of negative experiences. Situations like these happen every day but knowing how to take it and deal with it can really affect someone. For this reason, the most important thing about growing up is learning to let go of dismissive times, past or present. Recovering from an incident can happen quickly, while for others it can take what seems like an eternity. For example in “The Perfect Murder” Doug, the main character, suddenly gets overwhelmed about his past.
Memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. It is our capacity to retain information over time period. It is a crucial aspect of our cognition, if we did not possess memory, we would not be able to remember the past, retain new information, solve problems or plan for the future. Philosophers and psychologists have tried to define memory from different perspectives and the way memories are stored. Aristotle compared memory to a wax tablet, Plato compared it to an aviary and John Locke compared it to a cabinet.
Bremner stated that human bodies react to situations that can lead to hazardous forms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Bremner concluded that PTSD can cause depression, nightmares, flashbacks, and lack of memory. This type of stress is very unhealthy and can change the way that the brain develops and functions. The data is credible and has a significant amount of information that helps in explaining why stress affects the brain. The author provides many specific examples that helped the reader understand the main points.
The most important thing anyone needs to know about Senioritis, is that it does the most damage. The severity of this symptom determines the patient’s outcome. Other than procrastination, Senioritis also comes with physical and emotional stress. First comes the inflammation to the productivity part of the brain which causes the patient to develop an allergy to writing down their ass ignment. Since the patient is unable to write down their assignments it causes them to have a “heart attack” - a painful sensation due to forgotten assignments.
During the war, the soldiers that were involved began to discover symptoms of a mental illness that came to be known as “shell-shock”. The soldiers’ states of mind were often traumatized by the constant explosions and horrifying sights of the different battles. These horrifying images caused them to have lifelong nightmares of the war. As one scholarly author says, “It is generally accepted that shell shock was an early variation of the contemporary term
A lot of people might not realize how PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) can affect people’s lives. It is a mental disorder that can drastically alter someone’s life. I have friends that have been in combat zones and have flashbacks due to certain noises. It is terrifying to watch them go through this. Just the sound of some fireworks could trigger an episode and they are truly scared for their lives.
There has been an abundance of controversy over recovery time for athletes who suffered dangerous concussions. Many would argue that there is enough safety in the helmets and medical personnel, but if head injuries, more specifically concussions, are linked to permanent brain damage, athletes should be required to sit out long enough for the brain to completely heal. Brain injury can have a serious negative impact on performance and repeated trauma can have fatal results. The brain is a very delicate computer running the program that is you. When you bash it against a wall it starts to glitch up.
I have learnt that concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a direct blow to the head or an indirect blow to the body. The human brain is a very fragile organ that basically floats inside the skull.Cognitive problems after concussion includes headaches, concentration issues, memory problems and impaired mood. It was really sad to watch Mike Webster who was the ironman of the Steeler not being able to finish sentences during an interview and not being able to express himself. Personally, I think that this segment is sign of a symptom of a concussion. The two potentional congitive impacts of concussions are chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and paranoid disorder.