Courage to Care: Traumatic Brain Injury (For Families)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become a topic of interest and concern amongst military families, especially those with loved ones previously or currently deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Among the causes of war-related TBI are exposure to blast, gunshot wounds and shrapnel, falls, and motor vehicle accidents. The good news is that most of these injuries are mild, and commonly referred to as “concussion”. Concussion is seldom life threatening but can result in symptoms that may interfere with one’s normal routine. Moderate to severe brain injury often occurs in combination with other serious injuries such as those involving amputations and burns.

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