Coping with blast-related traumatic brain injury in returning troops
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Coping with blast-related traumatic brain injury in returning troops wounds of war III by NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Wounds of War (3rd 2011 Vienna, Austria)

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Published by IOS Press in Amsterdam, Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Brain,
  • Congresses,
  • Soldiers,
  • War wounds,
  • Blast injuries,
  • Wounds and injuries

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Edition Notes

Other titlesWounds of war III
Statementedited by Brenda K. Wiederhold
SeriesNATO science for peace and security series. E, Human and societal dynamics -- v.86, NATO science for peace and security series -- v.86.
ContributionsWiederhold, B. K., NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division
LC ClassificationsRD96.7 .N38 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 195 p. :
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25298788M
ISBN 10160750796X
ISBN 109781607507963
LC Control Number2011933274

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Title(s): Coping with blast-related traumatic brain injury in returning troops: Wounds of War III/ edited by Brenda K. Wiederhold. Country of Publication: Netherlands Publisher: Amsterdam ; Washington, D.C.: IOS Press, c Order Coping with Blast-Related Traumatic Brain Injury in Returning Troops ISBN @ € Qty: Order Ebook It has been shown that those who have served in both combat missions and peacekeeping operations are at increased risk for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Purchase 'Coping With Blast-related Traumatic Brain Injury In Returning Troops: Wounds Of War Iii (nato Science For Peace And Security Series: E: Human And Sociatal Dynamics) By B.k. Wiederhold online. Buy ISBN at 14% discount by IOS . Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a brain dysfunction caused by an external force that may have short- and long-term effects on Service members and their units, families, and caregivers. Per Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center1 (DVBIC) statis-tics, individuals within the Department of Defense.

  Mild traumatic brain injury has been called the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In both theaters of operation, traumatic brain injury has been a significant cause of mortality and morbidity, with blast‐related injury the most common cause. Improvised explosive devices have been the major cause of blast injuries. Silver JM, McAllister TW, Arciniegas DB. Depression and cognitive complaints following mild traumatic brain injury. Am J Psychiatry. ; Brenner LA, Terrio H, Homaifar BY, et al. Neuropsychological test performance in soldiers with blast-related mild TBI. Neuropsychology. ;   Schematic diagram of the mechanisms of blast-related traumatic brain injury. Figure shows local effects (1–7) and systemic effects (8, 9) of primary blast injury, secondary blast injury (10–12), tertiary blast injury (13), quaternary blast injury (14), and portals for blast wave transmission to the brain (15, 16). This book is a project of Family Of a Vet, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families learn how to cope with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury) and life after combat through real-world, plain language .

Nampiaparampil DE. Prevalence of chronic pain after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review. JAMA. ; Hoge CW, McGurk D, Thomas JL, et al. Mild traumatic brain injury in US soldiers returning from Iraq. N Engl J Med. ; . Recent publications include an article on concussion issues specific to military personnel in the journal of the American Academy of PM&R and a book chapter on mTBI and PTSD in War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing recently released by Routledge Publishing.   Traumatic brain injury (TBI) from exposure to blasts from enemy and friendly explosives. Post-traumatic stress from exposure to psychologically devastating events that are all too common in wartime. A long list of health problems can develop after a TBI, from sleep disorders to seizures to mood swings and cognitive changes. The impact of a brain injury is often life-changing for survivors, families and caregivers. This fact sheet discusses traumatic brain injury and its consequences and provides information about the helpful resources available to families caring for a loved one affected by TBI. Definition. Traumatic brain injury is considered an Acquired Brain.