Topic: Opinions & Commentaries
This is one heck of a way to start off Brain Injury Awareness Month……………….Recover, QUICKLY????
I love this; we now have reports that indicate the DoD is taking the stance that those who suffer from mild TBI “recover quickly”. It’s not that I disagree with that totally, it’s that, to date, no one yet understands what the long term effects will be of these so called “mild” brain injuries and one “mild” symptom can be totally debilitating! Every time someone makes a statement like this; the ones who don’t recover “quickly”, pay the price!
Larry Scott did such a good job of putting these articles together and I think Larry’s got it right with the title; DoD TRIES TO PUT FAVORABLE "SPIN" ON TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY FIGURES –
Vist VA Watchdog to read the full stories; http://www.vawatchdog.org/09/nf09/nfmar09/nf030709-1.htm
General Sutton’s assessment of; “90% of servicemembers with TBI have concussions and recover quickly” has me confused and I’d actually like to know where they are getting their numbers. Every bit of research I have found says that upwards of 60% of patients who sustain a mild brain injury continue to experience a range of symptoms called "post-concussion syndrome," for as long as six months or years after the injury. And other research indicates a higher incidence of other related issues as the mild brain injury, ages;