Brain Injury Treatment Study Seeks Participants

Research Project Headed by Dr. Lana Tiersky

Teaneck, NJ (February 8, 2006) — When a person has suffered an injury to the brain, she or he may experience thinking difficulties and painful feelings, which reduce the quality of life. Following a brain injury, everyday chores can become so complex and difficult that the individual becomes frustrated and agitated. This may lead to low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.

Clearly, effective treatments are needed for persons who have suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Dr. Lana Tiersky of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Psychology will explore this important topic in a “Brain Injury Treatment Study” at the University’s Center for Psychological Services. Tiersky is seeking qualified individuals to participate in this study.

“Our research project,” she said, “is looking at the effectiveness of a treatment that focuses on improving mood as well as thinking abilities (i.e., attention and memory) in individuals who have suffered brain injuries. Treatment is provided at no cost and no medication is involved.”

To participate in this study, subjects must be between the ages of 18 and 55, and have suffered a severe brain injury at least one year ago. They must be experiencing attention and/or memory problems and emotional distress. Furthermore, they must be medically stable with no history of active substance abuse.

Individuals selected to participate in the program attend two hours of treatment two days a week for 16 weeks. This program is eagerly awaiting community participation. Interested persons should contact Dr. Lana Tiersky, at (201) 692-2305.

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Gretchen Johnson

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