Brain Damage Synonymous With Spirituality

Jan 16 09:58 2009 Peter Kent Print This Article

A recent study has found that patients who suffer from right parietal lobe brain damage may have an increased sense of spirituality and religious experience/connection due to their traumatic brain injury.

A study at the University of Missouri-Columbia has found a conncetion between brain damage of the right parietal lobe and an increase in feelings of spirituality. The study followed approximately 26 individuals who were considered brain-damaged and capable of functioning,Guest Posting but also considered "walking wounded."

Each individual was tested on a standard measure of spirituality and was found to have increased feeling of spirituality and religious experiences after their brain injury.

According to the Encyclopedia, "the right parietal lobe is especially involved in appreciation of spatial relationships." The lobe is located on the upper right side of the cerebral hemisphere on the outer surface.

Preventing TBI

The National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a safety tip list that may assist in prevention of a traumatic brain injury. The following is a list of factors:

* wear a seatbelt

* buckle children into child safety seats, booster seats properly

* keep firearms and bullets locked away in a cabinet

* use handrails on stairways

* use a step-stool when reaching for upper-shelf objects

* install window guards to avoid children from falling out windows

* use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs

* ensure that a child’s playground has a shock-absorbing surface

NINDS and CDC also have advised that a helmet always be worn during the following activities:

* riding a bicycle and motorcycle

* contact sports including hockey, rugby and football

* in-line skating, skateboarding

* riding a horse

* playing baseball or softball

* skiing and snowboarding

Suffering From Brain Damage

According to an October 2007 Science Daily article, "brain damage or brain injury is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells. Brain damage may be the result of several conditions, diseases as well as injuries." Each year millions of Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury incident, and of those, many go untreated for their condition.

Receiving an accurate diagnosis as well as specialized treatment is extremely important and a victim should consult a professional neurologist or other specialized brain injury physician. Additionally, it is advisable for a brain injury victim to obtain assistance from an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney who can offer a free legal consultation as to the details surrounding a potential traumatic brain injury lawsuit. Such a lawsuit may increase the potential for earning monetary funds as compensation to pay for costly medical bills and TBI treatments/therapies.

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