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TBI and PTSD: Getting the Help You Need, Now

TBI and PTSD: Getting the Help You Need, Now

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[Adam Anicich] Hey guys, it's Adam, and when we first started this blog we were really focused on traumatic brain injury and mild traumatic brain injury. But what we've been learning through the research that's occurring since we've been filming over the last couple years, from audience feedback and questions submitted is that there are so many people out there who suffer not only from traumatic brain injury but also post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. If you think about it, the person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury— traumatic—may have also suffered emotional or psychological consequences from that same event or maybe a totality of the events that they've been through. So take a look at how these symptoms—maybe it's anxiety, maybe it's sleep problems, maybe it's irritability or just a general change in somebody's personality— take a look at the symptoms that occur and let the experts try and determine is it just TBI? Is it just PTSD? Do they overlap? Is it both? Is it none? So either way, take the first step, get some help. Go into a VA facility, research online, call the 1-800 number. Let's get you the help you need so that you can get all these symptoms taken care of and, whatever the diagnosis is, you get back on track. Thanks.

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TBI? PTSD? Both? No matter your diagnosis, Adam says that taking the first steps to get help is what will matter most for a successful recovery.

 
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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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