USA Today reports that pentagon officials estimate that there are approximately 360,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffering from brain injuries. “Among them are 45,000 to 90,000 veterans whose symptoms persist and warrant specialized care. “
The estimates are based on military health-screening programs that are now mandated for our troops. According to Army Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, these screening tools are showing that 10-20 percent of returning troops have suffered at least a mild concussion.
If you are a soldier concerned that you may have suffered from a brain injury please call Centers of Excellence, 866-966-1020; and at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, 800-870-9244.
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