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The Cost of Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

@inproceedings{Gilliland2012TheCO,
  title={The Cost of Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries},
  author={Amy L. Gilliland},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract : Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBIs) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are two of the signature wounds of war. Due to the advances in technology the survival rates are higher than in previous wars, however, the weaponry has changed. The world has seen an increase in the use of suicide bombs, improvised explosive devices and rocket propelled grenades which increases the number of blast related injuries. One of the major problems with blast related injuries is that they can be… 
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Military: A Selected Bibliography
TLDR
This bibliography focuses on traumatic brain injury, the other signature injury experienced by military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is a problem of utmost importance directly affecting the authors' nation's security.
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  • 2018
TLDR
This chapter discusses how using SFBT is effective in a culture where clients are not always allowed to show emotion and how solution-focused questions allow clients to quickly explore what is important to them, what is they want or need currently, and how they are going to move forward.

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