TBI, Soldiers, and Veterans

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Traumatic brain injury is among the so-called invisible wounds of war, and in September, the Pentagon announced it is devoting $10 million to new efforts find better ways to treat and prevent mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder among soldiers and veterans. Col. Jamie B. Grimes, National Director of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, and Dr. Ross Zafonte, Clinical and Research Leader for Traumatic Brain Injury at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, discuss the effects of traumatic brain injury among soldiers and veterans and new research and treatment.


Col. Jamie B. Grimes and Dr. Ross Zafonte

Comments [6]

Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Of course we should do everything to properly treat the victims of TBI and PTSD. But none of the war related injuries would be necessary if it weren't for the misguided Bush/Obama wars. 60% of the American people are against the war in Afghanistan, but we still have at least 26 months left: 26 months when more and more brave young soldiers will come home to incalculable suffering and to a final resting place at Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery. I have been there twice recently and the back hoes are working all day preparing new graves.

Oct. 11 2012 04:26 PM

John A:

TAT - Tapas Acupressure Technique

"Tapas Fleming became ... a Licensed Acupuncturist and began her practice in 1987, specializing in the treatment of allergies. Searching for a simple, effective treatment, she developed TAT in 1993. Tapas soon realized that in addition to relieving her patients’ allergic reactions, TAT was clearing the effects of their past stressful or traumatic experiences in an easy, gentle way. Now one of the most celebrated leaders in energy psychology, Tapas has taught TAT to hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic people worldwide. She always finds it a great pleasure to teach TAT because it is so empowering and liberating and supports people in creating a vibrant, healthy life full of meaning and fulfillment. Tapas lives with her family in Torrance, CA where she has a private practice."

Oct. 11 2012 01:11 PM
Citygirl from NYC

I have heard that the NHL and other sports leagues have extensive research on concussion that the military could learn from....

Oct. 11 2012 12:41 PM
Joe P. from New Paltz, NY

I'm wondering if your guests know if there's any new research that has been done on "abusive violence"-related PTSD for vets (which was featured in the book None of Us Were Like This Before).


Oct. 11 2012 12:18 PM
John A.

The commenter should define what "TAT" is.

Oct. 11 2012 12:11 PM

For all veterans and their loved ones: - this website offers a lot of peace to vets and military families using Energy Psycholgy and including free webinars/teleseminars and/or a free recording of the session keep using it - so sign up for the mailing list at - there is also a TAT youtube channel with vets discussing the relief they have experienced using this simple acupressure technique. It's free! It's amazing - has been great with my PTSD. There's a free how-to on the home page ( and opportunities to work in a group. There's no re-traumatizing at all involved. No need to feel it to heal it! There's also a similar technique discussed in The Promise of Energy Psychology by Dr. David Feinstein, Donna Eden and Gary Craig. Dr. Feinstein might have stats on what Energy Psychology is doing for TBI.( - scientific evaluations of TAT

Oct. 11 2012 09:56 AM

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