This Special Issue presents proceedings of the International Conference on Behavioral Health and Traumatic Brain Injury convened in October 2008 that brought together over 100 international scientists, health care professionals, policy makers, US Military personnel, and family members, addressing the issues of mild traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder in the military. The conference produced a Report to US Congress outlining recommendations for state of the art, novel approaches in research, technology, diagnosis, treatment, training, and outreach. The issue contains the Report, a message from US Congressman Bill Pascrell, and articles authored by participants of the conference.
R.S. Moser, G. Zitnay, Addressing the Needs of Wounded Military Veterans: An Introduction to the Special Issue. B. Pascrell, Introduction to the Report of the International Conference. B. Pascrell, et al, The 2008 International Conference Report to Congress. M. Jaffee, K. Meyer, A Brief Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) within the Department of Defense. J. Kelly, J. Langlois, G. Iverson, M. McCrea, Challenges Associated with Post-Deployment Screening for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Military Personnel. L. Howe, Giving Context to Post Deployment Post Concussive-Like Symptoms: Blast Related Potential Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Co-morbidities. T. McAllister, Psychopharmacological Issues in the Treatment of TBI and PTSD. G. Iverson, M. McCrea, T. McAllister, T.A. Hammeke, W. Barr, M. Powell, J. Kelly, An Integrated Review of Recovery after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI): Implications for Clinical Management. R.S. Moser, P. DeFina, J. DeLuca, J. Thompson, M. Polito, J. Fellus, The New Neuroscience Frontier: Promoting Neuroplasticity and Brain Repair in Traumatic Brain Injury. S. Hoffman, C. Harrison, The Interaction Between Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neuroscience Perspective. M. Sandberg, S. Bush, T. Martin, Beyond Diagnosis: Understanding the Healthcare Challenges of Injured Veterans Through the Application of the International Classification.