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Postone argues about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumaticstress disorder (PTSD) among veterans. According to the post, TBI maycause symptoms such as irritability, sensitivity to light, problemswith sleep and balance, headaches, and difficulty with memory. Thepost also indicates that both TBI and PTSD not only affect theveterans but also impact the spouses as well as the children ofveterans. Further, there is a connection between TBI and PTSD sincethose having TBI possess an increased risk for PTSD. The questionthat emerges is whether there is a relationship amid the two. Studies have been carried out by researchers in an attempt toestablish whether there exists any association between the twoconditions, and they have indicated that the symptoms depicted byindividuals who have either PTSD or TBI usually overlap (Bryant,2011). Also, there is evidence showing that those suffering from TBIand show symptoms associated with a prior traumatic event have a riskfactor for developing PTSD. Therefore, I agree with the claim thatthere is a link amid TBI and PTSD.
Posttwo provides information concerning veterans and their maintenance inprimary care in an attempt to uphold their status. These individualsreturning from the fights in Iraq and Afghanistan are perceived to gothrough difficulties as they try to assimilate into civilian life.The question that comes up is whether there is a need of putting theveterans under primary care. When engaging in war, it cannot bedenied that the participants undergo suffering, and some may evendevelop traumas originating from their experiences. This being thecase, I agree with the argument that it is critical to provideprimary care to veterans to help them cope with the situations theymeet (Cozza et al., 2014).
Bryant,R. (2011). Post-traumatic stress disorder vs. traumatic brain injury.Dialoguesin Clinical Neuroscience,13(3),251–262.
Cozza,S. J., Goldenberg, M., Ursano, R. J., & American PsychiatricAssociation. (2014). Careof military service members, veterans, and their families.Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.