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In addition to adding proper citations and reordering the organization of the whole article to have better flow, information will also be added in regards to historical context, literature/myths that reference brain damage, long term psychological and physiological effects of having brain damage, and modern research that is being done in attempts to improve functioning of patients with brain damage.

ME.Heffernan (talk) 03:13, 1 November 2016 (UTC)



Stewart, J. E., & Project, M. (2013). Living with Brain Injury : Narrative, Community, and Women’s Renegotiation of Identity. New York: NYU Press

Loritz, D. (2002). How the Brain Evolved Language. Cary, US: Oxford University Press (US). Retrieved from


"Myths & Facts About TBI - Welcome to CBIRT." Myths & Facts About TBI. University of Oregon, n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2016.

Holtz, Pamela. "10 Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury - Task & Purpose." 10 Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury. Task & Purpose, 9 June 2015. Web. 24 Oct. 2016.

Psychological Implications "What Happens Immediately After the Injury?". Retrieved 2016-10-21.

"Aphasia Definitions - National Aphasia Association". National Aphasia Association. Retrieved 2016-10-21.

"Definition of AMNESIA". Retrieved 2016-10-21.

"Definition of APHASIA". Retrieved 2016-10-21.

Baumard, Josselin; Osiurak, François; Lesourd, Mathieu; Le Gall, Didier (2014-05-21). "Tool use disorders after left brain damage". Frontiers in Psychology. 5. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00473. ISSN 1664-1078. PMC 4033127. PMID 24904487.

"Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury". Retrieved 2016-10-21.

Diagnosis and Signs/Symptoms

Müller, Johann; Aleric J, Schäfer (2012). Brain Damage: Causes, Management and Prognosis. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 9781620814079

Watanabe, Thomas K.; Marino, Michael H. (2015). CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780071793292 Michaellar (talk) 01:25, 25 October 2016 (UTC)


i had a past two craniotomy in 1997 and 2002 due to aneurysm,does the operation itself can cause a brain damage that is realated to what i am experiencing right now a mild seizure

I would definitely talk to your doctor about that, but I'd imagine, as a layperson, that it probably could.

disambig page?[edit]

Brandon Zucker died after 8 years of fighting for his life, when back in 2000, he fell in Disney's Roger Rabbit ride. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Punkymonkey987 (talkcontribs) 17:12, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


I will justly be called lazy for suggesting this without doing anything about it, but since the opening sentence tells us that brain damage is, essentially, an obsolete term for brain injury, which itself has an comprehensive article, isn't there a crying need for a merge? I see little if anything here that wouldn't belong in brain injury. EEng (talk) 17:00, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Needed Citation.[edit]

"...and as a result of iatrogenesis (adverse effects of medical treatment)." This is a rather specific and important statement. I wont remove it right now, but it MUST be sourced and MUST be defined, in order to avoid spreading misinformation. Ill remove it shortly if we cant get an improved version with citations. Chardansearavitriol (talk) 19:46, 14 February 2011 (UTC)


From Talk:United States Environmental Protection Agency ... The Hidden Toll of Traffic Jams "Scientists Increasingly Link Vehicle exhaust With Brain-Cell Damage, Higher Rates of Autism" November 8, 2011 by Robert Lee Hotz in the Wall Street Journal.

See Traffic congestion, potential Fossil-fuel phase-out, fossil fuels, and Internal combustion engine; along with Planetary boundaries. (talk) 22:19, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

TBI & ABI[edit]

The last phrase in the first paragraph of the article it's consfusing. According to the Brain Injury Association Of America ABI does not include congenital disorders. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goose friend (talkcontribs) 17:44, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

This article doesn't mention sleep deprivation as a cause of brain damage[edit]

Nonetheless, several studies have demonstrated this effect: [1] Jarble (talk)

New Topics need to be added in this article[edit]

As this article is nominated as starter class So New Topics need to be added in this article. If I add few more researches related to Brain Damage so what is the guarantee that those things will not be deleted. As I will post authentic content. --Totalsciencer (talk) 04:57, 20 June 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Totalsciencer (talkcontribs) 04:51, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Improvements Needed[edit]

Throughout this article, there are multiple paragraphs without any type of citation or reference to a source. These pieces of information need to be linked to an outside source, otherwise it will be considered plagiarism. There are many different articles and websites that I found that could be used when citing this article such as:

In the signs and symptoms section, the last two paragraphs regarding the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test distracted me from the main point of that particular section. I think it would have been more understandable and relative under a different section such as "Testing Severity of Brain Damage" or moving the paragraphs to the management section.

In the causes section, the information stated was very vague and did not go into as much detail as I think people would like to know. It only has one sentence about how brain tumors and chemotherapy can cause brain damage without really explaining why that would lead to brain damage.

After doing some outside research about brain damage, I think that another good suggestion for this article would be to merge it with the topic of traumatic brain injury. A lot of the information is similar or relatable to both topics and it would greatly increase the credibility of this article

Kuiperal (talk) 13:42, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Suggestions for Editing Brain Damage Article[edit]

Overall, the edits you have made to this article are sounding accurate and unbiased. I believe to enhance the quality of the article and information, the history section could have some more information added since it is one of the most important parts of the article. The history section sets the tone for the rest of the article and allows readers to gain good background information on the general topic before they read further into the more complicated sections. Not much needs to be added to achieve this, but I think that additional background information would be helpful.

I thoroughly enjoyed the "causes" section and how you incorporated the psychological and physiological aspects of the topic. It is important to include all possible outcomes of the disease and I think you achieved this pretty well. It's easy to read and understand even if you do not have a background in medical sciences. The best part of it all is that it remains unbiased and strictly gives the facts.

It is critical that the research section was added because it is interesting for readers to see that there are present day connections to the topic. Without this section, we wouldn't be informed about everything that they are doing to improve this condition. I think this is the best editing you have done on the article because I really believe it is important to educate readers on this.

After reading your article and seeing the edits you've made, I will apply some of these same editing techniques to the editing of my own article. We have a similar article in the sense that there are many facts, research, and experiments to present to readers. After reading the Brain Damage article, I realize that we need to focus on our history and research portions of our article because it really is an important aspect of the overall quality of the article. Kayleyfrey (talk) 18:51, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Brain injury[edit]

Referred to as an aka on target page; no discernible difference Iztwoz (talk) 09:53, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

  ☑Y Merger complete. Klbrain (talk) 07:53, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

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