Parkinson's Drug Could be Used to Treat Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
A new study reports that Amantadine, a drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease, has could help to speed up the recovery time for patients suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Amantadine helps boost our brain’s levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter linked to arousal. For those patients in a vegetative state following a brain injury, the drug could help improve responsiveness during rehabilitation.
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