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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.
Transitioning from Combat to the Civilian World: It's Easy to Overreact
More About Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury Awareness Month
October 22, 2012
Brain Injury Awareness Month shines a spotlight on the progress and benefits of brain research — for civilian and military populations.
The Basics of TBI
July 5, 2012
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when something outside the body hits the head with a lot of force, and no two brain injuries are exactly alike.
More Injury Prevention Efforts Needed for Veterans with TBI
May 5, 2012
Veterans with traumatic brain injury are sustaining new, nonfatal injuries after being discharged from inpatient care.
Wear Your Helmet: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
April 5, 2012
A simple, yet powerful message — Wear Your Helmet. Watch DVBIC's new prevention video currently showing on a Super Screen in New York City's Times Square.
A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich
Don't Be Stoic; Talk to Your PT, OT, and Doctors
Adam talks about why it's important to keep an open line of communication with PTs, OTs, and other healthcare providers during TBI recovery. "You are the only one who knows exactly where you are. Tell them and they can care for you better."
Expanding Your Realm of Possibilities After a Brain Injury
It may be a cliché, but when one door shuts, often another, better one opens. Adam talks about a friend, a retired Marine, who tried something totally out of character and has now not only made a business from it but derives great pleasure from it.