Invisible scars : how domestic violence victims have been left out of the discussion on traumatic brain injuries
How domestic violence victims have been left out of the discussion on traumatic brain injuries
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing.
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Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most common injuries in domestic violence, with studies finding that approximately 75 percent of women tested report at least one TBI. These injuries leave invisible scars in the form of memory problems. But despite the large prevalence of TBIs in the population, there is a lack of research, stunted by both funding and a lack of subjects. The trouble with research extends to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease caused by repetitive hits to the head. Although domestic violence researchers suggest that the population will develop CTE, which is only diagnosed post-mortem, a lack of donated brains means the disease has yet to be found among domestic violence victims.
Thesis: S.M. in Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Comparative Media Studies/Writing, 2018.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-16).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Comparative Media Studies., Graduate Program in Science Writing.