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Feeling Tired After Brain Injury?

An interesting study confirms that following recovery from brain damage, patient's may have to use more of their brains then they did before the brain trauma.

The study published in the September 9th issue of Neurology found that patients who sustained diffuse axonal injury and returned to pre-injury levels of functioning in either school or work required more regions of their brains to perform tasks related to executive functioning and working memory.

These findings are significant because it may explain the frequent complaint of mental exhaustion in performing routine tasks by victims of brain trauma.



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