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Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans. Module 2. Understanding the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury and What You Can Do To Help

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Defense Health Agency/Defense Health Board Falls Church United States

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This module is about the ways that a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury TBI may change a persons body, thinking, acting, and feelings. Some of the information you will read may be true for your service memberveteran. But some of it will not. Each person is unique and each persons effects from TBI will also be unique. Many people with TBI have similar patterns of recovery. But everyone recovers at a different pace. There is no way to hurry up the recovery from TBI. There are, however, many things you and the health care providers can do to create the best possible recovery. Remember, you are not alone. There are thousands of other military families who are struggling to cope with many of the same changes from TBI that you and your service memberveteran are experiencing. Doctors at the Departments of Defense DoD and Veterans Affairs VA are learning more every day about how to effectively treat the effects of TBI. Your service memberveteran will benefit from new medical knowledge based on other service members experiences. His or her experience will add to doctors knowledge about how to treat TBI. Most effects of TBI fade over time. Keep hope in your heart as you move forward into the future.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology

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