I still maintain that part of what we go through with our son is due to something akin to traumatic stress disorder, and while the following 2 articles have nothing in common with my son’s condition, I found them both enlightening and intriguing and it left me feeling that, when it comes to most things neurological, we really don’t know what we don’t know. Please use the links to read the articles in their entirety.
Why Did David Duerson Kill Himself? By Bob Drury, Contributing Editor
“… Since that interview with Carson, I’ve written thousands of words for MH—and even Women’s Health—about soldiers coming home from our multiple wars with traumatic brain injury, or TBI. One advocacy group, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, estimates that as many as one quarter of the 2 million American servicemen and women who have deployed overseas have returned with some form of the injury in its various guises, including post traumatic stress disorder. I am even working on a story about the pilot program introduced by the U.S. Army designed to rehabilitate TBI sufferers with the aid of psychological service dogs. …”
This is Your Brain on Multiple Concussions.
You’ve probably never heard of post-concussion syndrome. Neither had Harry Carson or Pat LaFontaine or dozens of other former pro athletes. Then the symptoms started By Bob Drury, Posted Date: June 20, 2005
In the beginning, there were dings. As in, “Back when I was coming up, it was like the Dark Ages,” says NHL Hall of Fame center Pat LaFontaine. “You get a ding, you clear the cobwebs, and you skate right back out there.”
As in, “I figure I suffered between 15 and 20 concussions during my career,” says retired NFL middle linebacker Harry Carson, “half of them full-blown, the other half dings.”