Early “Cognitive Rehabilitation” Intervention may be Key in TBI Treatment.

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=66776

Quote from the above link and article by Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service

Douglas B. Cooper, the study’s lead and a clinical neuropsychologist for the center’s Traumatic Brain Injury Service was interviewed and said,

“We have a lot of great interventions to help … in the first few days after concussion,” he said in an interview with American Forces Press Service. “We can pull them out, get them rest and get them better.”

I was encouraged to find this excellent article on the research concerning “cognitive rehabilitation.” To qualify as patients in the research project, troops must have suffered a mild TBI while deployed in support of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or New Dawn, and be three to 24 months post-injury.  A TBI database shows that more than 202,000 service members suffered a TBI between 2000 and 2010, with the majority experiencing a mild TBI or concussion, according to the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Steve Sparks
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

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