Study: Nearly Half of All Homeless Men Suffered Brain Injury before Losing Homes

 – April 26, 2014  –– 

A new study is shining light on the origins of homelessness, finding that nearly half of homeless men have suffered a traumatic brain injury and that nearly all of those injuries occurred before the men became homeless. "You need to train the correction officers to understand brain injuries so that when somebody may be acting rude or answering back or forgetting what they're supposed to do, it's not a sign of maladaptive misbehavior or disrespect, it's a sign of a brain injury," said Wayne Gordon, MD, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

-Dr. Wayne Gordon, Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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