Brain Injury May Be
Reversed With Common Sleeping Pill - Ambien Has Helped Some Patients
Regain Use of Some Functions - Reverse Damage
July 16th 2006
Remarkable research shows that the common sleeping pill Ambien may help
patients with brain damage recover the use of some of their brain.
Although the awakening side effect is rare, doctors say that some
patients may benefit.
ABC News reporter, Mike Von Fremd, interviewed a doctor that has been
studying the prescription sleeping pills. Dr. Ralf Clauss speculates
that while brain injury may cause some parts of the brain to remain
dormant, sometimes the drug may temporarily reverse this change.
The news segment involved a young man, George Melendez, who had a
passion for baseball, but was involved in a traffic accident leaving his
brain damaged. The injury was serious enough that he was unable to talk
or take care of himself.