Traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder have been called the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As troops return home, their families and caregivers are searching for information about the effects of PTSD, concussion, blasts and brain injuries. This guide is a special resource for all who are involved in the care and treatment of wounded veterans. It contains information on the full spectrum of injuries from the short term effects of concussions or mild brain injuries to the life long effects of more severe brain injuries. By editing and redesigning our popular tip cards on brain injury and PTSD, this special guide is a valuable resource filled with information, practical tips and strategies to help families and caregivers as veterans seek treatment and return to their communities.
It includes information on…
- Emotional impact on families when a spouse, parent, sibling, son or daughter becomes a wounded veteran with strategies for coping and adjustment
- Effects of a brain injury on behavior, thinking, emotions, communication and social skills
- Symptoms of concussion, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post traumatic headaches, and substance abuse
- Effects of a brain injury on employment and accommodations on the job