My heart go out to all the victims of the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon, and all subsequent tragic events that have taken place this past week. I am a neuropsychologist, as well as a board certified health psychologist, sports psychologist, and performing arts psychologist with over 37 years of experience in PTSD and trauma.
On June 7th, more than 2,000 former NFL players filed a lawsuit, the biggest sports lawsuit ever, against the league for concealing information linking football injuries to long-term brain damage. These accusations state that the league intentionally misled the players about the consequences and long-term effects of concussions and brain injuries.
It turns out that Sheryl Crow and I have something in common- a meningioma. For those of you who have never heard this term, a meningioma is in fact a brain tumor. Although the term “brain tumor” carries a negative connotation, this specific type of brain tumor is the most common, and more often not, completely harmless depending on where it is located in the brain.
It has been a very busy and exciting year and the excitement just keeps coming!
Penguin Group has asked me, along with Barbara Albers Hill, to co-write a second edition of my best selling book Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury!