The Wounded Brain: A hidden pandemic

The Wounded Brain: A hidden pandemic

Imagine living with a brain injury and not even knowing it. On Saturday, April 9, 2011, reporter Tara Bradbury began a six-part series on brain injury called "The Wounded Brain: A Hidden Pandemic." More common than you think and often unnoticed, one doctor says brain injuries can be misdiagnosed as Alzheimers disease, ADD or even depression, and can be linked to a host of more familiar conditions — including the old hag.

Dr. Hugh Mirolo, the province’s only neuropsychiatrist, stands next to a large diagram of the human skull. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Probing the brain

April 09, 2011 - 7 h 59

Part 1 in a six-part series

As a teenager, Randy Preston knew there was something not quite right about how he was feeling. Once an outgoing, fun-loving straight-A student,...

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Probing the brain

Taking on the old hag

April 11, 2011 - 8 h 29

Part 2 in a six-part series

It’s so common, we have a slang term for it: seeing the old hag.

For Denise (not her real name), however, the fact that it’s...

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Taking on the old hag

‘Like being trapped in your own body’

April 12, 2011 - 8 h 15

Part 3 in a six-part series

When Kim Jackson has one of her least severe narcolepsy attacks, she might slump over, suddenly asleep.

When she has one of her...

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‘Like being trapped in your own body’

The origins of autism

April 13, 2011 - 8 h 42

Part 4 in a six-part series

 

Looking back, Joyce Churchill says she knew her son wasn’t typical the moment she first held him as a newborn in hospital, 34 years ago.

He...

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The origins of autism

Making it work

April 15, 2011 - 8 h 27

Final in a six-part series

 

Recovering from a brain injury doesn’t necessarily end with a doctor’s care. At least two local young professionals have...

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Making it work

Brain injured by breathing

April 14, 2011 - 8 h 15

Part 5 in a six-part series

 

Sit down for a chat with Kitty Walsh and you’ll instantly be struck by her. From her coiffed hair and impeccably applied...

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Brain injured by breathing