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Of course, people tend to do other risky things that often result in head injuries. Andrew Klein, sixteen, suffered a fractured skull after the driver of an all-terrain vehicle lost control, catapulting Andrew, a passenger, headfirst into a rocky ridge. Klein spent a week in a coma. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reported in 2006 that 28 percent of all TBI occur when people fall and strike their heads. The second most common cause of TBI is motor vehicle accidents, which the CDC said accounts for 20 percent of head injuries in America.

Doctors discovered that his brain was severely damaged, which could have led to his violent behavior. 48 Brain Trauma drug. Finally his son Garrett took him in; by then, Webster was so troubled by depression that he often couldn’t lift himself off the couch. “He has some brain injuries from football,” Garrett Webster said. ”39 Mike Webster died in 2002 at the age of fifty. ”40 Brain trauma may also have played a role in the violence involving popular Canadian professional wrestler Chris Benoit in 2007.

In recent years, neuroscience has revealed that the brain has a dynamic proclivity for self-recovery. In a global sense, the brain can actually relocate functions from one area of the brain to another. On a microscopic level, the neurons themselves can react to changes by making new connections. From a certain perspective, the brain acts like a switchboard that rewires itself when there’s a short circuit. 50 Though the brain is very good at repairing itself, it often takes several months or even years for new neurons to form or for other neurons to take over the functions of cells destroyed during the trauma.

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