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His seizures reduced massively, and his moods weren't as erratic.
We had been engaged since 2014 and considered ourselves husband and wife. His ex-wife withheld the children from him often, something she has done since the divorce pre-TBI.
That accident, while in a healthy relationship, has had huge consequences, she said.
She now has migraines and memory loss.“Very simple tasks became very difficult,” she said.
People thought she was depressed or tired, she said.
Researchers of brain injury and domestic violence say symptoms of brain injury can make it more difficult for a woman to care for herself or her children, which can make her less likely to leave her abuser.
“I never had to do this before.”She hopes that speaking out will help other women have the strength to recognize when they are in danger and to leave abusive relationships.“You never get over it,” she said.
Many survivors and family members describe changes in their relationships after the injury.
She said she forgets what her daughter tells her minutes later.“I know it has to be something with the concussion,” she said, showing the color coded system on her phone calendar she uses to keep things straight.In December, Kozlowksi hopes to take a team of Chicago researchers and domestic violence advocates to Phoenix to learn how to better assess survivors of brain injuries from Jonathan Lifshitz, director of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine’s Translational Neurotrauma Research Program.Lifshitz, who spoke at a recent De Paul conference on domestic violence and brain injury said CTE can only be diagnosed after death, and no domestic violence survivors’ brains have been studied in the same way football players’ brains have.La Tasha Unseld was nervous, but she wanted to read the 5,283 words she'd written. After all, as she told the court, her headache was due to her ex.
Doctors told Unseld she was one punch away from severe brain trauma after her ex-partner, Demetrius Singleton, choked and beat her in 2014.“Any kind of hit to the head that they would receive is similar to what someone on a football field could receive.”She estimates that anywhere between 60 and 90 percent of domestic violence victims have experienced at least one head injury. It’s also possible to experience multiple injuries to the head and neck within one violent episode.