[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.
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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.