TBI and PTSD as Diagnosis in the Military

Brain Injury Awareness Event: The Controversy Between TBI and PTSD as Diagnosis in the Military.

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)(http://www.dvbic.org/)  reports that over 202,000 armed servicemen and women have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) since the year 2000.

Complicating their recovery is the fact many veterans also struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

To find out more about TBI and PTSD in the  Armed Forces, please attend a special Brain Injury Awareness event on

  • Tuesday April 26th
  • McCleod Auditorium.
  • The event starts at 12:15 p.m.

Don Nidiffer, PhD, a behavioral psychologist and director for Virginia NeuroCare, a DVBIC site which provides neurorehabilitative services to veterans with TBI, will be the lead speaker.

Further discussion will be provided by Angelica M. Escalona, Ph.D., a Major in the Biomedical Science Corps of the U.S. Air Force, and an Iraq War Veteran who will share his experiences . All activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

This event is sponsored by the Traumatic Brain Injury Quality Support Team. For more information, please contact Tanya Prachar, RN at tlp7b@virginia.edu or Erica Umback, Occupational Therapist at emu3v@virginia.edu.

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