Half of homeless people have experienced traumatic brain injury: study

by Global News

Global News— A new study has found "strikingly" high rates of traumatic brain injury among the homeless population.

www.gizmodo.com.au—Most People Experiencing Homelessness Have Had A Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Finds. A majority of people experiencing homelessness across the world have a history of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, according to new research out this week. And often, these injuries could have contributed to or been caused by their homelessness, the authors say. More

the Guardian—Half of all homeless people may have had traumatic brain injury. Experts say TBI could be consequence or cause of homelessness Half of all homeless people may have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their life, according to new research – which experts say could be either a consequence or even the cause of their homelessness. Traumatic brain injury is sudden damage caused by a blow or jolt to the head, which can be caused by a motor accident, a fall or an assault. Sometimes it can cause long-term damage to the brain, leading to neurological...

Discover Magazine—Scientists studied six patients who had half of their brain removed during childhood to treat severe epilepsy. Brain scans showed how the mind rewired itself to adapt, with the remaining hemisphere forming even stronger connections that let the patients develop language and motor skills.. In a new study, scans of people who had a brain hemisphere removed as children show how the organ adapted.