Amantadine is a drug normally used to treat Parkinson’s disease. A new study suggests that the drug may speed up the recovery process in those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a Daytona Beach car accident.


Amantadine is a drug used to increase levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter which is linked to arousal. The study suggests that amantadine may help those who have suffered a TBI:
  • With their ability to communicate more quickly
  • With their responsiveness
  • Who are in a vegetative state

The study’s author

The study was conducted by Joseph Giacino, director of rehabilitation neuropsychology at Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Center. He concludes, “These findings will improve awareness, improve the quality of care and access to care.”

A TBI is a serious injury

A TBI results from a serious blow to the head and can be caused when your head strikes the dashboard, steering wheel or windshield. A TBI is serious and can result in a lifetime of pain and suffering. It can also be costly to treat.

That is why you should contact an experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorney if you or a loved one has suffered a TBI resulting from a car accident. They can help you build your case and get the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.
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