(This post on DisabledVeterans.org discusses traumatic brain injury and calls the blood test that indicates TBI created by UF startup & Sid Martin Biotech graduate Banyan Biomarkers “great news.”)
If you’re a veteran with a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you know how frustrating it can be. With a range of types and severities, TBI is one of the most common military injuries, especially in the last two decades.
At higher severities, relearning everyday tasks can be difficult. At any severity, physical symptoms such as headaches, trouble sleeping, memory lapses and depressed mood are an unwelcome intrusion on everyday life and recovery.
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) reports that over 375,000 veterans have suffered a TBI since 2000, and that TBI is currently estimated to affect over 20,000 military personnel per year. Most of them are classified as “mild,” meaning the affected person had a concussion rather than a direct injury.
Learn more about Explain Your Brain: New Breakthroughs In TBI Science For Veterans.