Exploring PTSD and TBI in Sports and Military


How are these conditions connected, and what are the unique risks for athletes and military personnel?

Experts discuss the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as the latest research in materials that can help protect athletes and soldiers from TBI.

Dr Morrison is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Rosalind Franklin University’s Chicago School of Medicine, and past president of the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry. He is also a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP)–Committee on Work & Organizations; Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP); Tomkins Institute of Applied Studies of Motivation, Emotion and Cognition. He is a co-author of A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics and Psychiatry of Workplace Dysfunction, and a regular contributor to the B4G™ blog, bringingfreudtofraud.com.

Captain Hammer is the director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). He is responsible for the work of DCoE headquarters and centers, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, the Deployment Health Clinical Center, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, and a combined mission to improve the lives of our nation’s service members, families, and veterans by advancing excellence in psychological health and TBI prevention and care. He leads a groundbreaking collaborative effort that includes the Department of Veterans Affairs, civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts, and academic institutions dedicated to expanding the psychological health and TBI state of knowledge.

Mr Morrison is a graduate student at Colorado School of Mines who is working for the X-STRM laboratory on high-velocity impact testing of viscoelastic foams for PANTHER (Physics-bAsed Neutralization of Threats to Human tissuEs and oRgans) Program, an interdisciplinary research hub focused on the understanding, detection, and prevention of TBI.

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