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Posts Tagged ‘Military TBI’

By On February 19th, 2018

Can xenon gas prevent blast-related traumatic brain injury?

The vast majority of traumatic brain injuries are the result of blunt force trauma – striking your head against either the ground or an object. This can also be caused by whiplash-like motions that cause the brain to bounce against the inside of the skull. However, a number of brain injuries – particularly those endured…

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By On June 22nd, 2017

Veterans with TBI may live with severe headaches years later

Veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries during their deployment may live with severe headaches for years after their injury, according to the findings of a new study presented at the American Headache Society annual meeting. For the study, researchers evaluated 172 veterans who had served in Afghanistan or Iraq between 2 and 11 years before…

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By On May 17th, 2017

TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common among discharged service members

More than half of all service members discharged from the military for misconduct also had an existing brain injury or mental health condition, according to a new report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). This is particularly concerning because a misconduct discharge can make former service members potentially ineligible to receive health benefits from…

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By On September 26th, 2016

The Link Between PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury Keeps Getting Stronger

Doctors and scientists have believed a link exists between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) since the two conditions became the signature injuries of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, research is confirming those beliefs with findings that suggest concussive bomb blasts may make brains more vulnerable to…

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By On November 13th, 2015

ADHD Drug May Be Effective Treatment For TBI and PTSD

A drug commonly prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shows potential to also help individuals with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a recent study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study showed that methylphenidate improved PTSD symptoms overall, but also showed promise for treating depressive and postconcussive symptoms in…

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By On July 24th, 2015

Study Identifies Brain Networks Affected By TBI and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are both devastating conditions linked with high disability and suicide rates. In the past, the two unique conditions were often confused because they share similar symptoms and often co-occur. While recent research has confirmed the separate and unique attributes of these conditions, as well as some…

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By On January 26th, 2015

US Military Announces New Guidelines for Brain Injury Treatment

Earlier this month, the military announced it would be updating its protocol for treating and returning soldiers to active duty following traumatic brain injuries. Under the new regulations, individuals must complete a six-step process of progressing levels of activity before being returned to action. The new rules,published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, were…

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