Groundbreaking Study on TBI Among Servicemembers Issued by Rand Corporation

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Also this week, The Rand Corporation published an important comprehensive study of the mental health and cognitive needs of U.S. servicemembers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. This groundbreaking study – which focuses specifically on the post-deployment health-related needs and economic costs associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression and TBI – estimates that 320,000 servicemembers may have experienced TBI as a result of recent combat operations.The study is the first of its kind to consider mental health and cognitive problems associated with deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq from a broad societal perspective. BIAA is working to help disseminate the study's findings to Members of Congress.

The study can be accessed by visiting