Thursday, October 09, 2008

Brain injury may be the cause
of homelessness for many people

Traumatic brain injury is common among homeless people, found a study of homeless men and women in Toronto.

In the study of more than 900 people in Toronto’s shelter system or who use meal programs, 58% of homeless men and 42% of homeless women had a history of traumatic brain injury.

For many people, the first incidence of traumatic brain injury occurred at a young age. That suggests traumatic brain injury may be a causal factor that contributes to the onset of homelessness for many people.

Some difficult behaviors in homeless patients may stem from the traumatic brain injury, which can result from falls, physical abuse, motor vehicle accidents and assaults. Health problems include an increased risk of seizures, mental health problems, drug problems, and poorer physical and mental health.

Read the report, published by the Canadian Medical Association, here.


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At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I bet the Los Angeles brain injury attorneys are cleaning up on these types of cases.

At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Los Angeles dog bite attorney said...

Do the Los Angeles brain injury attorneys get just about anything they want in a case like this?

At 7:54 PM, Blogger David Tech Guy said...

wow that's a different way to look at things. I've never heard any one with this point of view on here. I think it would interesting to see what any of the Los Angeles brain injury attorneys have to say about this subject.

At 7:10 PM, Anonymous San Diego Auto Accident Attorney said...

It is too bad that these people become victims of unfortunate incidents you mentioned, like brain injury from motor vehicle accidents. These occur everywhere! You should know what options are available to you, with the help of a San Diego Auto Accident Attorney.

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