Traumatic Brain Injury and the Neurosteroid Dysfunction Syndrome
Dr. Mark Gordon will be discussing the four dimensions of Traumatic Brain injury and the major pathway of TBI that results in neurobehavioral symptoms. Dr. Mark Gordon is currently treating American Veterans for TBI and he will be sharing some of his treatment protocols for helping veterans.
Upon completion of this workshop, the healthcare professional will be able to:
- Define the four dimensions of neurotrauma: causation, intensity, affects and time.
- Identify the major pathway of TBI: Trauma, Acute cellular damage, inflammation (Oxidative Stress), interrupted cellular function, neurosteroid dysfunction, cognitive and neurobehavioral symptoms.
- Recognize that the presence of Diffuse Axonal Injury can help identify impaired hypothalamic pituitary function and general outcome.
- List the different neurosteroids: Estrogens, Pregnenolone, Allopregnenolone, Progesterone, Allopregnanolone, Testosterone, DHT and DHEA.
- Describe how glial cells are the major source of neurosteroids.