Monday, July 25, 2011

Vietnam Vets May Have Survived the War, But Still Be At Risk

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Brain injuries experienced by Vietnam War veterans during that conflict may be opening them to greater risk of dementia as they age, researchers reported at the Alzheimer's International Conference in Paris on July 18.

War-related brain injuries are problematic, of course, for many other reasons in addition to dementia. For example, they can trigger seizures, depression, aggression, severe headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms. For more information on traumatic brain injuries, see Psychiatric News at

Comprehensive information about brain injuries in general can be found in the Textbook of Traumatic Injury, published by American Psychiatric Publishing in 2011. The lead author was Jonathan Silver, M.D. More information about the book and how to purchase it is available at


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