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Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression

By Madeline Kennedy(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say."The study suggests that brain injury is in some way related to longer-term anxiety symptoms, while previously it was thought that brain injury only leads to short-term effects," said lead author Michelle Albicini in an email.The anxiety may have many causes, including actual brain damage or the experience of living in an anxious family environment after the injury, said Albicini, a researcher at Monash University School of Psychological Sciences in Melbourne, Australia.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
TBI causes ongoing neuroinflammation which if not resolved will cause a variety of neurological problems. The best way to resolve such inflammation is the use of high fish oil to supply the substrates to enhance the formation of resolvins in the brain. 

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