Behavioral Healthcare Magazine published the following article by Dr. Theodore Henderson, co-founder of Neuro-Laser Foundation in the Fall issue, and online on November 7, 2016.
By Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have much in common. Both have symptoms that appear similar, and both are often considered untreatable. However, both conditions vary greatly, and treatments that go off course, do more harm than good.
TBIs can range from mild, as in the case of concussion, to severe, in the case of those who experience a coma after a head injury1. Regardless, medicine now recognizes that TBI can have persistent effects and that the damage from multiple concussions can accumulate2,3. Those with chronic TBI may experience a variety of symptoms: headache, balance problems, concentration problems, disrupted sleep, nightmares, anxiety, depression, irritability, relationship difficulties and increased substance abuse2-5. Read article here.