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Post-Concussion Symptoms Mimic Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome”

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This July 17, 2014 Medical News and Research article talks about the possibility that post-concussion syndrome might actually be PTSD or at the least closely mimic it

EEG with 32 elektrodes

EEG with 32 elektrodes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression”

A vehicle accident or physical injury may be b...

A vehicle accident or physical injury may be both a cause and effect of depression (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This October 25, 2013 article on the Philly.com website  talks about recent research that seems to show an increase in the diagnosis of depression among kids and teens who have had head injury. Researchers are unclear though if the brain injury caused the depression or if symptoms of depression may have been a factor into the cause of the injury.  It does seem though that teens with a brain injury seem to be between 2 and 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with depression as compared to the overall national average according to the article.

 

 

 

“Mild Brain Injuries Can Disable ADHD Kids”

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This June 26, 2013 article on Psych Central talks about the link being discovered between ADHD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) based on a recent study done in Pittsburgh.

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will take you to a pdf file I found pertaining directly to the study the article is about.  it was found though a link in the article itself.

 

“Changing the Lives of Veterans One Service Dog At A Time”

English: Golden Retreiver Service Dog

English: Golden Retreiver Service Dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This March 2013 article on the Harrisburg Magazine website, talks about the benefits of Service Dogs to Veterans with PTSD, and points out that the public needs to respect that the dog is a service dog and not a pet despite the handler not having a disability that is visible to the naked eye.

My Service Dog does similar work to aid me as what was described in this article and I know all to well that while my Service Dog has made life more bearable for me, the public can be downright rude at times with the staring and questioning.  A Service Dog is a medical device and should be responded to with the same respect that would be expected by someone using a wheel chair or cane.  Always remember that just because the person holding the leash of a service dog doesn’t “look” disabled doesn’t mean they aren’t, if they weren’t disabled they wouldn’t need a Service Dog.

“Almost half of new veterans seek disability benefits”

English: Cases of PTSD and Severe Depression A...

English: Cases of PTSD and Severe Depression Among U.S. Veterans Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan Between Oct 2001 and Oct 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article appeared on the York Daily Record website on May 28, 2012 ad discusses the number of new Veterans filing disability claims for injuries including but not limited to PTSD, amputations, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

“Coping with PTSD and TBI as a family “

English: A CT of the head years after a trauma...

English: A CT of the head years after a traumatic brain injury showing an empty space marked by the arrow were the damage occurred. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This video series is of veterans who have struggled with PTSD and/or Traumatic Brain Injury and their stories about how they got help.  the video found on YouTube was Published on Apr 14, 2012 by

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