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CTE in veterans shows the military has it’s own “concussion crisis” [Video]

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a dangerous neurodegenerative disease linked with repeated concussions or brain trauma. It causes severe depression, memory loss, behavioral issues, and problems with extreme anger. Chances are you’ve heard of it being found in an increasing number of former football players. CTE has become almost exclusively linked to football, though it […]

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Veterans with TBI may live with severe headaches years later

Veterans with TBI may live with severe headaches years later

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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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Disability May Last Years After Concussion For Members of The Military

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Concussions are typically thought of as a “short-term” injury. After a week or two, it is assumed a person will heal and be back to work and normal life. But, for the military service members who sustain concussions in combat, a brain injury is just the start of several symptoms that grow and last for […]

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The Link Between PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury Keeps Getting Stronger

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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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Research Shows Pattern of Downward Spirals For Veterans With TBI

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the “signature injury” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan due to the huge number of soldiers returning home with documented brain injuries. However, new research shows many more veterans returned to civilian life with undiagnosed TBI which has wreaked havoc in their post-deployment lives. According to the research […]

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Study Shows Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries Affect Judgement

Study Shows Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries Affect Judgement

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Individuals who have experienced one of the most severe forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are likely to struggle with judging situations involving disputes or requiring discipline, according to a study recently published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN). “The ability to judge such things as a business dispute, family argument or a child’s […]

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Study Identifies Brain Networks Affected By TBI and PTSD

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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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Veterans With TBI Face Higher Rates of Unemployment Years Later

Veterans With TBI Face Higher Rates of Unemployment Years Later

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as up to 20% of those deployed return having experienced brain injuries. However, a new report suggests TBI can have a large impact on veterans’ lives long after they return home. According to data presented by researchers from the […]

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Blast-Related Mild TBI Linked With Brain Abnormalities

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People who experience mild blast-related traumatic brain injury, especially those who loose consciousness, show distinct structural brain abnormalities in their white matter visible through Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) according to a new report published in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical. According to the report, the study is the first to link mTBI with loss of consciousness […]

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Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Can your ability to smell help medical professionals diagnose you with a brain injury? According to a new study by Federal researchers published in the journal Neurology, that might be the case. The study led by Air Force Colonel (Dr.) Michael Xydakis, associate professor of Surgery in the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at […]

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