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


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
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

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