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    2018, December

    0 Do Weighted Blankets Work For Anxiety?

    According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), "anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the USA, affecting 40 million adults in the United States ages 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year". Also, anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 37% of those suffering receive treatment.

    Children also battle Anxiety Disorder, it affects 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at a higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

    Do Weighted Blankets Work For Anxiety?
    69 The Role of Weighted Blankets in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    There are about 5.3 million people that have been affected with traumatic brain injury in the US, and the number of deaths from brain trauma have risen to 153 per day, accounting for 30 percent of injury-related deaths. Brain injuries may be caused by brain vibration within the skull, which can range from mild to serious, and others result from the penetration of an object to the head leading to punctures or fractures of the skull.

    Some traumatic brain injuries include falling from a high surface or ladder, falling in the bathroom, auto and other accidents, domestic violence, child abuse, violent shaking of an infant, exposure to explosions, and extreme sports injuries such as football, boxing, and hockey. Scientists are studying these injuries in order to determine how the damage occurs. Some believe that a wave of stress travels through the brain and greatly affects its function.

    The Role of Weighted Blankets in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries
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