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  • Writer's pictureQuinn Kennedy

Women May Have Worse Outcomes After a Brain Injury Than Men

And they may be at greater risk for dementia. Here's why.

Women tend to experience worse cognitive and psychological outcomes after a traumatic brain injury than men do. Because clinical treatments have been predominantly tested on men, current treatments may not be as effective for women. Changes in sex hormones across a woman’s lifespan play a key role in why sex differences occur in outcomes and treatment response.

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