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Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

When a family’s loved one returns home with a traumatic brain injury, even one considered “mild”, it can affect the whole family — from financial challenges to job loss. At first, changes that normally follow brain injury — especially emotional and behavioral changes — can be to hard comprehend and accept. And unlike a broken bone, recovery from a TBI can take months or years.

While most people who sustain a TBI recover quickly, for some people — and their families — life may need to be reinvented, reinterpreted, and accepted as something different. And although life after a brain injury usually involves challenges, it doesn’t mean life is less valuable or fulfilling.

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Sexual Functioning in Military Personnel: Preliminary Estimates and Predictors

Sexual Functioning in Military Personnel: Preliminary Estimates and Predictors
March 3, 2015
Although the military is a young and vigorous force, service members and veterans may experience sexual functioning problems as a result of military service.

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Patient 2185

Patient 2185
March 3, 2015

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More Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

Back to the Game of Life

Back to the Game of Life
March 2, 2015
Dr. David Williamson, director of the Inpatient TBI Program at Walter Reed, talks about the biggest challenge facing veterans with TBI:  resuming your life as a parent, partner, spouse, friend, and citizen.

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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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