There has been research done recently that suggests a possible link between traumatic brain
injuries and aggressive or violent behavior. This research data comes from a study that was
conducted at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that an estimated 1.7 million
Americans suffer traumatic brain
These injuries can be caused by any injury that disturbs the normal
functioning of the brain and can include jolts, blows and bumps.
The study was conducted by Dr. Sarah Stoddard and published in the journal of Pediatrics, explaining
that what their research found is that they were able to rule out histories of heavy drinking, and
drug use in attempting to link aggressive behavior with traumatic brain injuries.
found is the more recent the head injury the more prone to aggressive behavior can be seen. The
study involved 88 young adults and of those at many as 43 percent stated they had been involved in
some type of violence, including getting into a fight or hurting someone following the traumatic
Earlier research in traumatic brain injuries and even mild brain injuries can cause a short loss of
consciousness and it can also cause a period of confusion.
Severe brain injuries can cause
amnesia, unconsciousness for extended periods of time and there can be changes in the behavior
including aggression, impulsiveness and emotional changes. In one study conducted involving
prisoners that had suffered traumatic brain injuries researchers found they were more apt to engage
in violence. The brain
injury attorney at Ehline Law Firm PC suggests that this could create a whole new area of
damages recovery for overly aggressive brain injury victims. Learn more at Ehline Law Firm PC
201 Wilshire Blvd., Second Floor, Santa Monica, California 90401 310.376.8488.
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