Traumatic Brain Injuries: Memory

Albach et al. studied 97 adult victims of extreme sexual abuse and a control group of 65 women, matched for age and education who reported on their memories of "ordinary unpleasant childhood experiences." The abuse survivors were broken into two groups. One group had participated in psychotherapy while the other group had not. There was no significant differences in amnesia, memory recovery, or other memory phenomena between the survivors who participated in psychotherapy and those who did not.

Providing an effective therapy for the treatment of trauma

Traumatic brain injuries are classified according to the severity and mechanism of injury:

The role of traumatic memory in PTSD – Online …

Where was all this information was back in 1976 when I enter in a state of coma for about two weeks?, I guess there was none in that year. I am glad TBI and PTSD patients have been researched more.
I'll be 45 years old tomorrow 27th, and on September 18th it'll be 40 years of my head trauma car accident, I was five years old then, what came after that incident was completely unexpected and difficult still in today's days, I guess as an adult now, with less suffering and more acceptance, but the pain remains. On day at a time I guess...
Thanks for posting this sort of information.

But when a memory is stored in isolation and never processed, ..

When the SSA reviews disability claims, they look at whether or not the condition matches one that appears in the Blue Book, which is a manual of common disabling conditions. Your TBI will be considered under one of the following listings, dependent upon the symptoms you experience and the complications your TBI causes:

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Annotated list of corroborated cases of recovered memory. Provides a detailed list of corroborated cases of recovered memory. Also includes a list of peer-reviewed studies on the subject of amnesia and child abuse, and traumatic amnesia in Holocaust survivors.

Vision Eyesight Symptoms after Brain Injury, including Concussions

I have only had like 3 or four documented concussions, only one severe enough to cause temporary amnesia, but 3 months ago I wrecked my motorcycle and took a fall straight to the helmet at around 95 or 100 mph. Because i was riding without insurance I didn't go to the hospital, (because I knew they would call the cops) life has been hell ever since. I can't remember any thing, I get angry over nothing, I cry uncontrollably and worse than any thing I can't remember anything. My memory loss is seriously jeopardizing my career, I lost the keys to the front door of where i work and even didn't show up to work thinking it was my day off and it wasn't. I finally went to a doctor who referred me to a neurologist. I am so scared rite now, my life is centered around extreme sports and fitness. What if the neurologist can't figure out what is wrong with me, then what, am i just screwed now? Do you think these doctors can even help? Please leave a comment because I just want to hide and never come out.

Brain injury types, information and resources for the consmer.

Even if you are unsure if you qualify for benefits, you should still file an application. Doing so is the only way to know for sure if you can receive SSD benefits. You can have someone help you file online, like a friend, family member, or advocate. You can also file your application in person at your local SSA office and have another person accompany you to the appointment and assist in providing the necessary information.

Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury | BrainLine

Despite the fact that an abnormal acoustic startle response (ASR) has been seen as a cardinal feature of the trauma response for over half a century, systematic explorations of the ASR in PTSD have just begun. The ASR consists of a characteristic sequence of muscular and autonomic responses elicited by sudden and intense stimuli (30,31). The neuronal pathways involved consist of only a small number of mediating synapses between the receptor and effector and a large projection to brain areas responsible for CNS activation and stimulus evaluation (31). The ASR is mediated by excitatory amino acids such as glutamate and aspartate and is modulated by a variety of neurotransmitters and second messengers at both the spinal and supraspinal level (32). Habituation of the ASR in normals occurs after 3 to 5 presentations (30).