The study examined 500 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who had screened positive for signs of TBI during deployment between June 2008 and April 2011. Subsequent screenings gauged the persistence of the effects of TBI while the veterans were being treated at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Researchers organized their findings depending on whether patients had sustained a TBI four, five, or eight years before screening began.
Surprisingly, researchers discovered that symptoms – such as severe headaches – abated, even after eight years had passed. Further research is needed, of course, to explore what these findings may mean, but it is clear that TBIs are serious injuries, no matter how mild they may seem in the beginning.
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Source: New York Times, “Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury Can Persist for Years,” James Dao.