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By On March 27th, 2013

DoD Emphasizes Multidisciplinary Treatment For TBI

There may be some relief for service members who have been through ineffective treatment for traumatic brain injury and other psychological ills. The Department of Defense their four-week intensive treatment program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence helps treat military personnel on an individual basis. Veterans hoping to take part in the program must have a case of…

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By On January 22nd, 2013

DoD Speaks On PTSD And TBI Treatment Plan

The Defense Department seems to be doubling down on making sure veterans and soldiers returning home are getting the mental health care they need. On January 15th, a top DoD health official told a Pentagon task force that determining the impact of mental health programs across the military will be a major project for the…

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By On October 11th, 2012

D.O.D. Investing $100 Million Towards Trauma Research

The Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense are hoping to revolutionize the way Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are diagnosed and treated. Michael Schindler from Seattle Pi reported the departments are investing more than $100 million in research. This comes after some recent drama within the army where…

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By On October 28th, 2011

NIH and DOD Building a TBI Database

According to a recent article from HealthcareIT News, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD) are building a central database for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Essentially, the idea is to pool together research from different studies on TBIs in order gain a better understanding of TBIs, promote better research, enhance medical…

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