In my last blog post, I wrote about advances in our understanding of how neurosteroids, those hormones that are produced in the brain by glial cells, are impacted by traumatic injuries. The importance of looking at hormone balances post-brain injury is highlighted in the experience of Andrew Marr’s recovery from traumatic brain injury and the benefit he derived from hormone replacement therapy. Marr’s experience is described in an important book Tales from the Blast Factory. A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret’s Journey Back from the Brink with a foreword written by Mark L. Gordon, M.D. who had evaluated and successfully treated Marr.
Read more at Psychology Today.