History : 19% of troops in Iraq are estimated to have had brain injuries from explosions

19% of troops in Iraq are estimated to have had brain injuries from explosions

Although the term "shell shocked" is typically used in discussion of WWI to describe early forms of PTSD, its high-impact explosives-related nature provides modern applications as well. During their deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan, approximately 380,000 U.S. troops, about 19% of those deployed, were estimated to have sustained brain injuries from explosive weapons and devices. This prompted the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to open up a $10 million study of the blast effects on the human brain. The study revealed that, while the brain remains initially intact immediately after low level blast effects, the chronic inflammation afterwards is what ultimately leads to many cases of shell shock and PTSD.

Re: 19% of troops in Iraq are estimated to have had brain injuries from explosio

That is shockingly high. a $10 million dollar study doesn't seem like much given how many people are affected by this.

Re: 19% of troops in Iraq are estimated to have had brain injuries from explosio

Anyone with a bit of common sense can understand that. I wonder how many are partially deaf too.
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