Healing TBI: A Doctor Turned Patient Gives Perspective

Navy Commander James Hancock, MD, went from being a doctor in a shock trauma platoon to being a patient with TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury, in a single moment when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has detailed information for military and veterans on living with TBI as well as tools, resources and research for clinicians in the field working with TBI patients.

Sesame Street features Queen Latifah, John Mayer, and Elmo, in a half-hour HD program that tells stories of service members who return home with injuries, visible and invisible.

Traumatic Brain Injury can be caused by more than an explosive blast. A fall or car crash can produce TBI symptoms like dizziness and headaches.

  • You can read more about blast injuries to your brain HERE.
  • This study looks at improving sleep among TBI patients HERE.
  • Sesame Street helps military families adjust to homecomings HERE.
  • Tips on learning to live with TBI HERE.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month – not exactly something that’s celebrated with Hallmark Greeting Cards. But it does raise awareness of TBI and other “invisible” brain injuries. You can learn more details at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.


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