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About Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injury has become the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Because wartime TBIs can be associated with a psychological wound — post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — the diagnosis and treatment of service members and veterans with brain injury has become even more of a major challenge for the military and for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The good news is that there's been a tremendous amount of research and advocacy as a result of war-related TBIs, and it's improving our understanding of the brain and the way we treat injuries. Today, organizations like the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) are working to improve the how we care for service members with TBI, to ratchet up research efforts, and to increase education efforts surrounding TBI.

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Raising Awareness of Brain Injury: Head for the Future Program

Raising Awareness of Brain Injury: Head for the Future Program
June 30, 2014
Col. Sidney Hinds, MD talks how greater than 80% of military concussions occur “in garrison,” not in combat.

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How Can You Combine Traditional and Non-Traditional Treatments for TBI?

How Can You Combine Traditional and Non-Traditional Treatments for TBI?
December 4, 2013
Helping a patient with TBI learn how to grocery shop in an actual store can be as important in TBI treatment as prescribing a medication.

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More About Traumatic Brain Injury

Combat Stress Versus Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Combat Stress Versus Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
October 3, 2013
Learn about the similarities and differences of combat stress and posttraumatic stress disorder to help prevent or effectively manage both.

For Veterans with TBI Returning to College, Technology Can Be Your Friend

For Veterans with TBI Returning to College, Technology Can Be Your Friend
August 26, 2013
From taking notes on a laptop during class to using a voice recorder to tape a lecture to review later, technology can help veterans with brain injury succeed in college. Adam shares his first-hand knowledge.

I Have PTSD ... So What?

I Have PTSD ... So What?
June 14, 2013
An essay about post-traumatic stress disorder written by someone who lives it every day and night.

Misconceptions About Traumatic Brain Injury

Misconceptions About Traumatic Brain Injury
January 15, 2013
Dr. Geoffrey Ling talks about misconceptions about TBI — from thinking a concussion is different from a mild TBI to believing that a TBI will always come with life-long, debilitating consequences.

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Adam at Ease

A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now
Adam thanks you — his blog viewers and supporters — and encourages you to continue the discussion and awareness raising about TBI and PTSD; the battle does not stop here.

At College, Move Beyond the Stigma of Asking for Help After a Brain Injury

At College, Move Beyond the Stigma of Asking for Help After a Brain Injury
If extra time on a test or memory aids can make life easier during college, why not use them? Adam talks about moving past the "stigma" of using disability services and getting the help you need to succeed in college.

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