The Compulsion Merry-Go-Round?

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asked Apr 18, 2020 in H&E by rosariawetzell (6,700 points)

It is also possible that the majority Meridian Health Protocol Review of our heroes are being diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) when they should actually be receiving a diagnosis of TBI, MTBI, or a combination of PTSD and brain injury. Many symptoms of brain injury, mild or otherwise, mirror symptoms of PTSD. Individuals experiencing either injury typically experience one or more of the following: memory loss, difficulty concentrating, shortened attention spans, slower thinking processes, irritability, difficulty sleeping, depression, and impulse control problems. With so many shared symptoms, it is impossible for many, even trained professionals, to determine from which ailment (or both) a soldier is suffering.

It is necessary, however, in order to ensure proper long-term care of our nation's heroes for medical providers to do the necessary testing in order to determine if brain injury exists. This is paramount because, according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), brain injury causes and accelerates many diseases including respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and neurological diseases. Without proper initial care, Veterans will not receive follow-up screenings and treatment to prevent or mitigate further harm.

Our family's personal experience with TBI/MTBI screening through the Veteran's Administration medical system has not been entirely favorable. My husband sustained more than twelve blasts (a combination of RPG's and IED's) while serving in Iraq.

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