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Light Therapy Helps Veterans Treated for Traumatic Brain Injury

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-24-2021 17:59

  

“A new study by researchers at the VA Portland Health Care System in Oregon found that augmenting traditional treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) with morning bright light therapy (MBLT) improved physical and mental symptoms for participants. … According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), over 185,000 veterans have been diagnosed with at least one TBI. TBI is both a common and complex injury. Because of the circumstances surrounding the brain injury, TBI frequently coincides with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”

SOURCE: Neuroscience News, May 2, 2021, based on research in the journal Experimental Biology
https://neurosciencenews.com/tbi-light-therapy-18331/ 


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