Wednesday, January 30, 2008

TBI rate among Iraq war soldiers may be lower than previously thought

It appears that a new study is reporting that the frequency at which
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs may be lower than previously thought
among soldiers
who have served in the Iraq war.

According to the article:
“Traumatic brain injury, described as the signature wound of the Iraq war, may be less to blame for soldiers' symptoms than doctors once thought, contends a provocative military study that suggests post-traumatic stress and depression often play a role.”

“That would be good news because there are successful treatments for those conditions, said several nonmilitary doctors who praised the research.”

Click on the above link to read the whole story.

1 comment:

Nicole Neroulias said...

Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee spoke in Rye, NY yesterday about his own traumatic brain injuries and their efforts to try to get better health care and rehabilitation to similarly injured troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Lee Woodruff had a lot to say about the soldiers she's seen in VA hospitals, and that TBIs are the defining injury of this combat experience. You can hear some audio clips of the event at