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From Hormones to Horses: How Veterans Are Finally Getting Help for Brain Injuries | Military.com

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The transition of Brandon Alt from combat Marine to college student was rocky; the veteran of Afghanistan battled discomfort and migraines, memory loss, and a short temper. 

Then the convulsions struck, knocking him to the ground and rendering him paralyzed for long, shadowy periods of time. Traumatic brain injury treatment has been difficult to find for many years. The majority of treatments and therapies aim to address symptoms and restore function by teaching the brain new ways to behave because brain injury is irreversible. Hormone replacement, sleep and exercise-focused therapies, physical, occupational, and vocational rehabilitation, cognitive therapy (using games and puzzles to exercise the brain), and psychological counseling are all demonstrating promising results. 

Source: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/12/21/hormones-horses-how-veterans-are-finally-getting-help-brain-injuries.html 

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