In a May 5 interview with 60 Minutes, Retired Army Maj. Ben Richards discusses the effects that sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may have had on his life.  Richards chronicles the feeling of stigma,  his search for help amid misdiagnosis, and his feelings of frustration about not getting better,  stating that “If I could trade traumatic brain injury for a single leg amputation, I’d probably do that in a second.” The segment also highlights the efforts of Retired Army Gen. Pete Chiarelli, who upon learning that TBI and PTSD accounted for 36% of the wars’ debilitating injuries, brought in Dr. Hodva, Director of the Brain Injury Research Center, to prove to the military that even mild concussions can cause severe brain injuries.

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