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Matt "Bodi" Beaudoin, from the documentary Where Soldiers Come From, suffers from what has been called the new signature wound of Iraq and Afghanistan, traumatic brain injury (TBI), the long-term effects of which can range from headaches, dizziness and vertigo to problems with memory and reasoning.

(Photo credit: Heather Courtney)Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.

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Brain scans show that for days and even weeks after a traumatic brain injury, the brain's metabolism slows down, leaving some cells starved for energy.

David Hovda, who directs the Brain Injury Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles says, "During the time when this metabolism is altered, the brain not only is dysfunctional, but it's also extremely vulnerable, so that if it's exposed to another mild injury, which normally you'd be able to tolerate really well, now there can be long-term devastating consequences." Bodi suffered repeated concussions, about 10 in all, before he was kept from going on missions.

Both the forum and chat room are interactive and designed for participants to ask questions, get information and share personal experiences with others.

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)The Brain Injury Association of America was founded in 1980.

Students will watch video clips that illustrate issues related to TBI, research additional information and create fact sheets to educate soldiers and their families about TBI and direct them to organizations that can provide support.

Go to POV's lesson plan page: The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families ¬ĽAmerican Veterans with Brain Injuries This group provides a peer chat room and forum for American service members and veterans, as well as for family members and caregivers.

Its mission is "creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy." The organization's website offers extensive resources and links to related websites.

Brain Brain is a national multimedia project offering information and resources for preventing, treating and living with TBI.

A 2009 study published by the documents that troops who face multiple deployments are at a 300 percent increased risk of several mental health outcomes. Sections of the government have released numbers ranging from 50,000 (Department of Defense) to 115,000 (the Pentagon), while the Brain Injury Association of America estimates the number at 360,000 and RAND corporation has suggested it could be as high as 400,000.

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