Alternative Therapy-Creative Exploration through Expressive Writing with Anne Alper, MA

Creative Exploration through Expressive Writing with Anne Alper, MA No experience required. Beyond rules of grammar & punctuation or taboos–simply open to your creative self. Please bring your curiosity, pen and paper, and willingness to explore the possibilities of deepening self- expression. Please contact your Case Manager/Case Coordinator for the Vimeo password  …

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Warrior finds healing through art

After suffering a spinal cord injury from 11 gunshot wounds during a carjacking, Navy veteran LaQuan Taylor found it difficult to find activities that inspired him. But soon after joining Wounded Warrior Project’s Independence Program, an NCC Care Manager helped LaQuan get the help he needed. He started working with a MnemeTherapist® through the Art Without Boundaries…

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Predicting recovery time for sports concussions

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from a blow or jolt to the head or an object going through the skull. Millions of sports-related mild TBIs, or concussions, occur each year in the United States. Athletes who return to play before they’re fully recovered are at high risk for long-term symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and…

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BLAST: Greater speed, accuracy in recognizing brain injury

ARLINGTON, Va.—Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face a hidden threat—the resulting blast pressure and shock wave that could cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). To fight this invisible, insidious adversary, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring the development of a portable, three-part system that can…

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Research: Aerobic exercise shows promise for treatment of wounded warriors with mild traumatic brain injury

LAWRENCE — Improvised explosive devices and associated blast injuries have left over 350,000 U.S. service members in Iraq and Afghanistan with an invisible wound: traumatic brain injury. “Soldiers get blown on their butt from an improvised explosive device (IED). Often they lose consciousness for 30 seconds to six minutes — but there’s no penetrating injury,”…

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Depression Symptoms Can Increase With Concussion

Many service members who sustain a concussion also cope with depression. There is a distinct connection between depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, depression diagnoses increase after a brain injury. “Sometimes the challenge is [that] post-concussive syndrome can sound the same as depression,” said Kelvin Lim, principal investigator for the Defense and Veterans Brain…

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