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Posts Tagged ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’

By On January 25th, 2018

VA works with PINK Concussions to encourage PTSD and TBI research in women

Donated brains have become an integral part of research into both chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the vast majority of brains donated to brain banks have come from male athletes and soldiers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to correct this discrepancy with a collaboration between its…

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By On July 18th, 2014

“Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome- PTSD Sri Lankan Experience”: A new book by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

Dr. Ruwan Jayatunge has been a frequent contributor to our blog, NeuroNotes.  His experience includes work as a psychiatrist in Sri Lanka specializing in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Dr. Jayatunge has extensive experience working with soldiers and prisoners of war.  Dr. Jayatunge has written a book, “Shell Shock to…

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By On April 25th, 2014

TBI is a Significant Risk Factor for PTSD in Veterans

Many have noted the association between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans. Now, there are findings that confirm military personnel who suffer TBI during active duty are at a significantly heightened risk of developing PTSD over time. The study, led by researchers from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System…

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By On April 24th, 2013

TBI Related Hormone Deficiency Mimics PTSD

Close to one fifth of the soldiers returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq are diagnosed with blast concussions, but many of these may actually have a rare hormone deficiency so uncommon that even military doctors don’t check for it. According to a recent study by researchers at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and…

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By On February 18th, 2013

Former Hockey Player Uses Charity To Offer Soldiers Support

It seems that three groups of people know brain injury better than anyone else at this point; athletes, soldiers, and scientists deal with it in some form almost every day. Scott Parker, former player for the Colorado Avalanche, Scott Parker, probably caused a few throughout his career, but he also suffered some himself. But, Parker…

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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 January 18th, 2013

One Veteran’s Story Of Misdiagnosis and TBI

Traumatic brain injury is sometimes referred to as a “silent” condition, because of its lack of visible symptoms. The hard to pin down nature of the condition makes doctors often overlook the condition in favor of another diagnosis, especially with veterans. According to Brett Nuckles at ThisWeek Community News, Curtis Armstrong was stationed in Iraq,…

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By On December 13th, 2012

Oxygen Treatment Gives Veteran Hope For Healing

One Persian Gulf War veteran is undergoing an experimental treatment for the nearly 20 year old issues he has from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and so far the results are astounding. For an hour every day, for at least 40 days, Jeff Brennan, a former Marine sergeant, sits in…

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