18-04 Segment 2: TBI’s and Personality Change


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Traumatic brain injuries, even mild ones, may product cognitive and personality changes months later, when that “bump on the head” has been forgotten. An expert explains these injuries and how to prevent some of the consequences.


  • Dr. Sandeep Vaishnavi, neuroscientist, Duke University Medical Center; Director, Neuropsychiatric Clinic, Carolina Partners; co-author, The Traumatized Brain: A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior After Brain Injury

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16-50 Segment 1: Drug Abuse and Personality

man showing his personality in many different faces


Drug and alcohol addiction and abuse is rising. Researchers have found that “fear mongering” educational efforts to combat it in adolescents doesn’t work. New science has discovered that certain personality types are predictably predisposed to addiction risk, and that educational efforts can be targeted to them effectively.

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