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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.
More Brain Injury Symptoms
Head Injury and Dizziness
January 27, 2016
Dizziness is one of the symptoms that you may experience after a concussion. It may make you feel unsteady and like things are moving when they are not.
Changes in Behavior, Personality or Mood
January 26, 2016
Mood and behavior changes may appear after a concussion or mild TBI. You or your loved one may not understand why this is happening or know what to do. Trying these tips may improve these feelings.
Changing Our Model
May 18, 2015
Military health-related problems due to combat exposure are not purely military problems, DoD problems, or VA problems. They are national problems and we need to be thinking about national solutions in order to address them.
The Big Picture
March 2, 2015
Several hundred thousand service members have sustained TBI since 9/11. For most of these vets, the long-term challenge is dealing with profound changes in social skills and the ongoing demands of daily life.
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.