U.S. Soldiers who are wounded, ill or injured attend a Warrior Transition Brigade event at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2010. During the event, NASA astronaut and retired Army Col. Patrick G. Forrester presented the Warrior Transition Brigade flag that was flown over the International Space Station to the Soldiers for their military service.

U.S. Soldiers who are wounded, ill or injured attend a Warrior Transition Brigade event at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2010. During the event, NASA astronaut and retired Army Col. Patrick G. Forrester presented the Warrior Transition Brigade flag that was flown over the International Space Station to the Soldiers for their military service.

The military takes steps to improve care for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, and other complex psychological problems: The challenges of treating mental wounds among those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Guests

  • Dr. Jonathan Sills a staff psychologist in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Daniel Zwerdling Correspondent with NPR’s Investigative Unit who’s been reporting on TBI in a series co-reported with T. Christian Miller, of Propublica
  • Dr. Gregory O'Shanick National Medical Director, Brain Injury Association of America, who specializes in neuro-rehabilitation and neuro-psychiatry and Chair-elect of the BIAA Board of Directors.
  • Dr. S. Ward Casscells John E. Tyson Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Vice President for External Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is the former Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).

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