War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

as heard on NPR reported by John Hamilton on September 26, 2016

There’s growing evidence that a physical injury to the brain can make people susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Studies of troops who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have found that service members who have suffered a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury are far more likely to develop PTSD, a condition that can cause flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety for years after a traumatic event.

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