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Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

“You don’t go into a war like this and come out unscathed,” says former Marine Cpl. James Dahan, who was exposed to more than 30 improvised explosive devices while in Iraq and suffers from mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dahan is not alone. Far too many military personnel have returned from combat with both TBI and PTSD, conditions that can be difficult to treat, especially when they co-occur.

Medical professionals and researchers are looking closely at the implications of the co-occurrence of the two. We have gathered information and resources for you here to help you learn more about what exactly PTSD and TBI are, what happens when they co-occur, how they can impact lives and families, and what can be done to treat their effects.

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Combat Stress Versus Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Combat Stress Versus Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Learn about the similarities and differences of combat stress and posttraumatic stress disorder to help prevent or effectively manage both.

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The Many Layers of Post-Traumatic Growth

The Many Layers of Post-Traumatic Growth

With a significant life crisis like a brain injury, paralysis, or being a POW, comes great challenge and change. But with it can also come the opportunity for significant growth.

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PTSD and mTBI: Teasing Out the Differences for Treatment

PTSD and mTBI: Teasing Out the Differences for Treatment

Symptoms of PTSD and post-concussive syndrome can overlap significantly. Should they be treated the same way?

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Veterans Helping Veterans

Veterans Helping Veterans

Former Army Sgt. and Dole Caregiver Fellow Danny O'Neel helps fellow veterans who are struggling with how to get through each day.  The biggest change for him, he says, was "learning how to listen."

Caregivers Speak Out: Caregiver Challenges

Caregivers Speak Out: Caregiver Challenges

Caregivers play a vital role in helping veterans recover from TBI and post-traumatic stress. In this article, four military caregivers describe the first major challenge they faced as they began taking on the role of caregiver. 

War Detox: Is This a Cure?

War Detox: Is This a Cure?

As an epidemic of suicide among veterans sweeps the country, the medical model fails to make a large enough impact. Is this war detox program the cure? U.S Army Veteran Jake Clark believes so.

The War Comes Home: Transcendental Meditation

The War Comes Home: Transcendental Meditation

Retired U.S. Army Airborne Ranger Dusty Baxley explains how warriors can use meditation to find relief from the overwhelming barrage of thoughts and other post-traumatic symptoms like aggression, anxiety, and insomnia.

The War Comes Home: Building Trust Through Challenge

The War Comes Home: Building Trust Through Challenge

U.S. Army veteran and "Save a Warrior" founder Jake Clark explains the why the program's rope course is such an important part of war detox and how it provides a protective factor against suicide.

The War Comes Home: Equine Therapy

The War Comes Home: Equine Therapy

The horses are like the soldiers — they're highly sensitive and they don't trust easily. For U.S. Army Veteran Garrett Combs, working with one of the horses leads to a major breakthrough in his healing process.

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