Groundbreaking Study on TBI Among Servicemembers Issued by Rand Corporation
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 http://rand.org/multi/military/veterans/.