Military Brain Wars on NPR

A wounded soldier is treated in Afghanistan.

National Public Radio aired a story this morning on alternative therapies for soldiers dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury. Part of the problem is that there is no visible injury, so many don’t understand what the veteran is experiencing.

“These guys look completely healthy. They’re walking, they’re talking. You don’t realize they’re struggling with their daily lives,” said Irene Spychalla, Project Share case manager in the NPR story.

Click here to listen to the story on the cognitive rehabilitation that the military insurance, Tricare, does not cover, but a philantrophist is funding for injured military.

The Shepherd Center for Brain and Spinal Chord Injury is based in Atlanta.

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