Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that many people experience who are involved in traumatic events such as physical assaults, traffic accidents, or any life-threatening trauma. PTSD is common among troops returning from war with what was once called battle-fatigue. Folks living with brain injury are often affected with PTSD. My panel, Lisa Dryer, Julie Kintz, Juliet Madsen, and I will discuss this topic tonight and hope to shed some light on what it is and how survivors cope with it.
Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!
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