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Acquired Brain InjuryWhile a brain injury refers to any damage or injury occurring in the brain, acquired brain injury (ABI) is the term designated to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. This type of brain injury can be either traumatic or non-traumatic, or due to an external or internal cause. Learn more about Acquired Brain Injuries here.

AnxietyAnxiety is a part of our primitive, emotional brain (the limbic system) that protects us from danger. This area of the brain, especially the amygdala, is the sensor that sends a message to our adrenal glands, and gives us the adrenaline to fight or flee. Learn more about the symptoms of Anxiety here.

Chronic PainIt is important to understand the difference between the terms acute and chronic. Chronic means an ongoing issue that has not been resolved. In the dictionary, it is defined as persisting for a long time, or constantly recurring. Learn more about Chronic Pain and what can be done about it here.

Cognitive and Social DisordersAutism, ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia are other cognitive and social disorders covered in this section of DrDiane.com. Click here for more information about these conditions.

Grief and BereavementHave you suffered a loss of a job, loved one, home, pet or dream? Have you had a serious injury and can no longer function like you used to? Looking for more information about your Grief and Bereavement? Learn more this condition here.

Headaches and MigrainesWhile everyone may experience headaches at some point in their lives, those who suffer brain injuries are especially likely to have chronic headaches & migraines. Some headaches feel as though they originate deep within the skull; others seem to start externally and penetrate to the brain’s very core. Learn more about types of headaches.

Memory ProblemsMemory problems are the most common and persistent problems after a brain injury, but vary from person to person. These types of memory problems can include the inability to recall events, general forgetfulness, or an inability to digest new information and ideas. Learn more about how your memory works here.

Sleep ProblemsOne of the chief complaints worldwide, regardless of age, is lack of sleep, let alone getting restorative sleep. However, in a recent sleep survey, which included 5,256 patient-members with a range of health conditions, many reported chronic sleep problems. Read more.

Sports InjuriesA sports injury can be difficult psychologically and emotionally for someone who has dedicated immense amounts of time and energy into achieving athletic goals. An injury can leave you without an outlet to cope with stress, as well as frustrated and irritated, wondering why did this happen to me? Find out here!.

Stress 

StressThe stress response is your body and mind’s reaction to perceive danger, whether from internal stressors or external. Find out more about types of stress and how it affects brain and body here.

Traumatic InjuryTraumatic Injuries include Blast injuries, Concussions, Post-Concussion Syndrome and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Follow this link to find out more about these conditions.