Rethinking Traumatic Brain Injury (download)
Brain Injury (TBI) is now recognized as a causative factor for hormonal deficiencies associated with
personality changes based upon changes in the molecular chemistry of the brain. Psychological, physiological, and physical
manifestations like; depression, anxiety, mood swings, bouts of anger, memory loss, inability to concentrate, learning
disabilities, sleep deprivation, increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, loss of libido,
menstrual irregularities, pre-mature menopause, obesity, loss of lean body mass, muscular weakness, and a number of other
medical conditions can all arise subsequent to head trauma.
A common complaint in those diagnosed with PTS/PTSD who were put on one or more anti-depressants
was that they were still depressed!! That is because depression is one of the most common symptoms associated will
poor levels of DHEA-s, Vitamin D, Testosterone, Estradiol, Growth Hormone and Thyroid.
medications (antidepressants, anti-anxiety, anti-seizure, anti-psychotic, and narcotics) do not address the
underlying causes that create the symptoms associated with TBI (PTS/PCS) because they do not replenish the
missing neurosteroids (brain hormones). Many individuals under conventional treatment become further dysfunctional from
the over-load of medications used for treating the complaints and not the root cause. If
you are receiving treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS/PTSD) subsequent to a physical injury that included
the head, body or both, you might be missing the underlying inflammatory processes that alters your brain chemistry and
With all this said, please be advised that I am not a Psychiatrist or Psychotherapist
but function as a Neuroendocrinologist addressing the hormones of the Brain and also the body.