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Traumatic Brain Injury – Medications

December 16, 2020
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"When we wonder, what do we do if we've been diagnosed as a traumatic brain injury, how do we get out of it? How do we bring our brain back? There are a couple of different ways that we can go about doing this and the first would be the use of medications, but I want to make everyone aware of the fact that if you've had a traumatic brain injury, the amount of medication you should take, it should be very minimal. So make sure that you go to a correct physician or healthcare provider who can watch and titrate your medication very, very carefully. And you should be rechecked every two weeks. Now, these medications can need to be those that are made to kind of speed up the brain. Like when someone has had a concussion and they're very fatigued and very dull and not really able to think. And then there are other medications that we utilize if someone's brain is kind of out of control, like it's kind of spinning way out of control and being unable to even process any information because the information seems to be filtering by so quickly. So those are the two major types of medications that are utilized again, to be very well titrated, to be very small amounts and to be rechecked to every two weeks. Lastly, there is kind of the catch all group of the antidepressants for individuals that are having difficulty sleeping. And that's primarily the different classes of medications we use for an individual who has sustained a traumatic brain injury."

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