TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN THE WAR ZONE
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or a jolt to the head, which can disrupt the function of the brain.
TBI is one of the main causes of death and disability in young adults, with consequences ranging from physical disabilities to long-term cognitive, behavioural, psychological and social defects.
On the New England Journal of Medicine website are available an interview with Dr. Susan Okie on TBI in the war zone, and an interview with staff sergeant Jason Pepper on recovering from TBI: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/352/20/2043/DC1?query=TOC. Both the audio interviews are supplements to Okie S., Traumatic Brain Injury in the War Zone. New England Journal of Medicine 352 (20), 2043-2047, 2005.