"After more than a decade of war the U.S. military cannot precisely diagnose concussion-related brain injuries resulting from the bomb blasts that are the most common cause of combat casualties," HuffPost's Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Wood wrote in a recent article.
And without a precise diagnosis or understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI), treatment offered mainly consists of rest and reassurance. As a result, thousands of Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan over the last decade may have been injured, but were not diagnosed properly. Or at all.
Wood joined HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez and retired Lieutenant Jason Gladney, Michael Wilmore, Director of Clinical Affairs at the Defense and Veteran Brain Injury Center, and Dr. Jam Ghajar, a neurosurgeon and founder of the Brain Trauma Research Laboratory and the Brain Trauma Foundation to discuss TBI.