According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), trauma-related injuries to the head and neck are the leading causes of death for Americans between the ages of 18 and 65.
These injuries can be deadly, and can be the cause of permanent brain damage and/or long-term psychological harm.
For many veterans, however, these types of injuries are not just traumatic, they can also be lethal, and they can lead to serious complications.
These complications include brain damage, strokes, and even death.
The APA has identified traumatic brain injury (TBI) as one of the most common types of injury and has created the National Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program to develop research to identify ways to treat TBI and its sequelae.
The PTSD Association has developed the TBI Treatment Guidelines for Veterans and Military Spouses (TBTG) that provide practical advice on how to manage and manage TBI in veterans and military spouses who have experienced it.
The TBTG has been developed by a group of clinicians from the VA and the American Psychological Association (APSA).
This document outlines the key principles and best practices that VA and APA clinicians can use when treating TBI.
The Guidelines for TBI Management, which is part of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines, is published annually and provides recommendations for treating TBD.
It is a comprehensive treatment plan designed to help Veterans and military members understand how to safely manage traumatic brain injuries and traumatic brain effects and to protect the brain and other vital organs from the harmful effects of TBI (TBD) in the future.
This document is also available in a PDF format for download.
The purpose of this document is to help the Veterans and/ or military spouses of military personnel, who have suffered traumatic brain trauma, develop a plan to manage this injury and the related trauma symptoms, and to support them through their recovery.
The Veterans and Veterans spouses should read the guidelines carefully, considering the seriousness of their injuries and their likelihood of experiencing TBI, as well as the long-range consequences of their decision to seek treatment.
The recommendations in this document are intended to help help Veterans, Veterans spouses, and their families manage the traumatic brain damage associated with TBI to protect their brains and other organs from harmful effects from TBI that can be permanent and life-threatening.
As Veterans, we need to have a plan in place to manage the effects of traumatic brain disorders and to provide the support they need to recover.
The guidelines also include suggestions for how to determine if there are specific treatment options available for PTSD that can help veterans with PTSD.
Veterans and their spouses should consider the following questions: 1.
Do I have a history of TBD?
If not, can I consider a treatment plan that focuses on reducing the likelihood of PTSD?
Do you have a diagnosis of PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions that could affect your ability to function effectively?
If so, what is your treatment plan?
Do my PTSD symptoms increase over time?
What treatments might help with those symptoms?
What kinds of medications are appropriate to manage your PTSD symptoms?
What if I have additional medical conditions that may be affecting my ability to perform everyday activities?
What is the long term effects of PTSD on my health?
How long do I need to wait before seeking medical attention for my PTSD?
How long would I need for you to provide your own medical treatment?
The guidelines provide guidance to help ensure the proper management of PTSD symptoms.
They also provide specific information about the treatment options and their risks and benefits, including which medications may be appropriate for each patient.
Veterans with TBD may also be eligible for TBTGs, which can provide a comprehensive, individualized plan of treatment that addresses the needs of Veterans with PTSD and their family.
The first step in a treatment program should be to identify if you have TBI as part of your PTSD diagnosis.
The best way to identify TBI is to see a physician who specializes in treating TBTs, and then contact the VA’s Traumatic Shock Treatment Center (TSTC) for an evaluation and treatment plan.
The VA’s TSSC will refer Veterans with an active TBI diagnosis to the TBTB program.
To determine if you or someone you know has PTSD, call the VA Veterans Claims Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
If you are concerned about a Veteran who has been diagnosed with PTSD, the VA offers the following resources: PTSD-Related PTSD: http://www.va.gov/tsc/prevent-post-traumatic-stress-diseases.html Veterans and Their Families: http://www.veterans-families.org/Veterans-and-Their-Families-Resources-andRelated-Information-andResources/PostTraumatic-Stress-Diseases-Resources Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: http:/www.vettshealth.com/vet