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Diagnosing & Treating Brain Injury
As of 2011, more than 212,000 service members sustained a TBI, many from blast injuries — the primary cause of TBI in combat. And symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and TBI often overlap, making diagnosis and treatment more challenging.
Brain injuries in Iraq or Afghanistan have triggered the most advanced medical trauma response in history. Because of this highly advanced care, survival rates are higher than in any previous wars.
Once diagnosed, TBI is treated by a complex plan of medical rehabilitation, which can include a combination of rest, physical and occupational therapy, psychotherapy, and medication.
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More Diagnosing & Treating Brain Injury
As a Psychologist, Do You Treat TBI and PTSD Together or Separately?
May 17, 2013
Symptoms of TBI and PTSD can overlap, says Lt. Col. Jeffrey Yarvis, PhD, but sometimes treating the psychological ones first makes treating the neurological ones from there more effetive.
Research into Blast Injury and the Brain
February 28, 2013
Using animal models in the lab to study the mechanisms of blast-related brain injury, researchers like Dr. Lee Goldstein are feeling optimistic that their findings will lead to viable treatments.
Frequent Binge Drinking After Combat-Related TBI Is Not Uncommon
February 25, 2013
Studies show that binge drinking after a TBI, especially for active duty and veterans, could be a significant risk
Successful Outcome Post-TBI Depends on Treatment — and Significant Self-Motivation
February 12, 2013
Dr. Jordan Grafman talks about the Vietnam vets in a longevity study who were able to create stable, good lives for themselves and their families without much systemized rehab like there is today.
A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich
The Many Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help After a TBI
From doing puzzles and building Lego models to finding items in the grocery store or mapping a route on the subway, Adam shares his experiences in occupational therapy and how it really helped him during his recovery from TBI.
Taking Control of Your Recovery After Brain Injury
Adam talks about how it wasn't until he fully took control of his own recovery that he started to see big changes in his life. "Take personal accountability for how you want to live your life. The choice is yours."