Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy

Published Online: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This video, from the Epilepsy Foundation, discusses the risk of epilepsy faced by military veterans due to traumatic brain injury. According to the video, 320,000 of the 1.69 million American military personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced traumatic brain injury and 48,000 to 169,000 of these personnel will develop post-traumatic epilepsy.

The video includes testimony from Jeremiah Thompson, a veteran of the United States Army Military Police Corps, who has post-traumatic epilepsy; Joey Strickland, the director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services; Karen Parko, MD, national director of the Veterans Affairs Epilepsy Centers of Excellence; and Joseph Sirven, MD, chair of the Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board.

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