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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.
Strategies for Lingering Symptom Management
More Brain Injury Symptoms
The War Comes Home: Equine Therapy
November 1, 2016
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.
The War Comes Home: Building Trust Through Challenge
November 1, 2016
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.
Their War Came Home: A Documentary
June 27, 2016
“I knew I was different when I came back from war.”
Infographic: PTSD 101
June 23, 2016
An easy-to-read infographic covering the basics of PTSD — common causes, symptom categories, PTSD numbers and clinically recommended treatment options
A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich
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
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.