The results of a study, conducted at the University of Texas in Dallas, are changing the way the mental health world looks at traumatic brain injuries. After subjecting participants to recovery programs that were based on either “strategy-based cognitive training,” or a more informational approach, researchers found that participants who received cognitive training saw dramatic improvements in mental health. Difficulties related to traumatic brain injuries, like depression and PTSD, were reduced. Overall, the training improved participants’ abstract and inventive thinking, aided cognitive functions essential to everyday success, and increased blood flow to key areas of the brain affected by injury.
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