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Brain Injury Symptoms

Brain injury has become known as the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because of the prevalence of the injury. As of 2011, more than 212,000 service members sustained a TBI.

Although they can overlap, symptoms from a TBI are usually divided up into two basic categories: physical and emotional. The most common physical symptoms range from headaches and trouble sleeping to loss of balance and tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Behavioral and emotional symptoms can range from depression and apathy to verbal outbursts and disinhibition.

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Military Women Coping with PTSD

Military Women Coping with PTSD
March 7, 2014
More than 200,000 women make up nearly 15 percent of  the US Armed Forces — and just like the men, many have TBI and PTSD.

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Does TBI Cause PTSD?

Does TBI Cause PTSD?
February 5, 2014
Dr. Jack Tsao says that, to date, there is no research showing that TBI directly causes PTSD but there may be a higher likelihood of someone with TBI developing PTSD.

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The Most Common Causes of Concussions in the Military

The Most Common Causes of Concussions in the Military
February 5, 2014
Dr. Jack Tsao talks about how 85 percent of concussions in the military happen during training, in sports, or in vehicle crashes not in combat.

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Symptoms Associated with TBI and PTSD

Symptoms Associated with TBI and PTSD
February 5, 2014
Dr. Jack Tsao talks explains the symptoms associated with TBI and PTSD, how they can exacerbate each other, and the best treatment approach.

Have You Seen These 6 Mobile Apps for PTSD?

Have You Seen These 6 Mobile Apps for PTSD?
January 28, 2014
Apps to help with PTSD.

What Are the Differences Between PTS and PTSD?

What Are the Differences Between PTS and PTSD?
December 9, 2013
It’s easy to confuse post-traumatic stress (PTS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to sharing similar names, there’s considerable overlap in symptoms between the two conditions.

How and Why Should Healthcare Providers Ask Patients If They Have PTSD?

How and Why Should Healthcare Providers Ask Patients If They Have PTSD?
December 4, 2013
Service members and veterans often don't want to admit they have symptoms of PTSD, or maybe they are not aware that they do. Lt. Col. Philip Holcombe, PhD talks about how healthcare providers can ask the right questions to help.

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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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