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Brain Injuries

  1. Marlene Oscar-Berman,
  2. Susan M. Mosher

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0143

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Oscar-Berman, M. and Mosher, S. M. 2010. Brain Injuries. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Boston Campus

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

The brain can suffer injury in diverse ways: metabolic or structural abnormalities that are genetically inherited or perinatally induced; trauma from civilian accidents or military combat; toxicity from drugs, heavy metals, or poisonous gases; malnutrition; infections or diseases; tumors; cerebrovascular accidents (stroke); surgical removal of brain tissue for relief of epilepsy, intractable pain, or serious psychiatric symptomatology; and aging-related disorders (e.g., Alzheimer's disease).

Keywords:

  • brain damage;
  • lesions;
  • neuroimaging;
  • stroke;
  • traumatic brain injury (TBI)