NIH, DoD and VA Holds Conference Examining Impact of Military Service on Families and Caregivers – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The Second Annual Trauma Spectrum Disorders Conference: A Scientific Conference on the Impact of Military Service on Families and Caregivers has focused on the impact of trauma spectrum disorders across deployment, homecoming, and reintegration. Dr. Joel Kupersmith, at the Veterans Health Administration emphasizes the importance of caregivers.
Kupersmith: We as physicians and other healthcare professionals, are really the backup for them. And whatever we offer, whether its empathy or surgery or technology, or treatments, we are the backup.
Narrator: Trauma spectrum disorders cover a broad range of psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues. For details on them and the conference, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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