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Thu Feb 20, 2020, 10:22 PM

Rashida Tlaib @RashidaTlaib: a national crisis.More veterans have died by suicide the last 10 yrs


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Reply Rashida Tlaib @RashidaTlaib: a national crisis.More veterans have died by suicide the last 10 yrs (Original post)
BeckyDem Feb 2020 OP
flotsam Feb 2020 #1
BeckyDem Feb 2020 #2
keithbvadu2 Feb 2020 #3
handmade34 Feb 2020 #4

Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 10:39 PM

1. I wonder if the deaths are related to this:

In military settings, most traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are mild TBIs (mTBIs). For U.S. forces deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND), blast exposure is the leading cause of mTBI, although service members are also susceptible to concussions [1]. Estimates of the prevalence of mTBI among returning service members range from 15.2% to 22.8%, affecting as many as 320,000 troops

Our experience with repetitive concussive injury includes a 28-year-old male U.S. Marine veteran with two combat deployments. Similar to many other military personnel, his history was notable for multiple concussions that occurred as a civilian and in combat. His first concussion occurred at age 12 in a bicycle accident with temporary loss-of-consciousness (LOC) and posttraumatic amnesia (PTA). At age 17, he experienced a second concussion without LOC during football practice. At age 25, during his second military deployment, he experienced a third concussion with temporary alteration in mental status but no LOC, after which he was diagnosed with PTSD. Four months later at age 26, he sustained a fourth concussion with temporary LOC and PTA resulting from a motor vehicle-bicycle collision. He subsequently developed persistent anxiety, difficulty concentrating, word-finding difficulties, learning and memory impairment, reduced psychomotor speed, and exacerbation of PTSD symptoms. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound 2 years after his last concussion.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4255273/

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Response to flotsam (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 10:43 PM

2. omg the series of events are awful and so young!

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Response to flotsam (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 10:51 PM

3. Dr Trump and Dr Cotton diagnose TBI as minor headaches.

Dr Trump and Dr Cotton diagnose TBI as minor headaches.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 11:33 PM

4. it is unforgivable

and I am stunned that trump's base is ok with that... my son has a TBI and it sure as hell is not a "headache" I was livid when trump called it that and explosive when he said a week later that he stands by what he said

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