VA-Led Consortium Launches Brain Bank for Research on PTSD for Veterans

VA-Led Consortium Launches Brain Bank for Research on PTSD for Veterans

The VA website recently announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder will be launching their first brain tissue biorepository in an effort to conduct research on the causes, progression, and treatment of PTSD’s impact on Veterans. This research study will monitor the health of enrolled participants in the study over a long period of time. The participants will be required to donate their brain and body tissue to the study after death. The donated tissue and health information will be important information for research on PTSD and other related disorders that Veterans may be suffering from. Particularly, the study will be looking to examine the impact of stress, trauma, and PTSD on the brain’s tissue in hopes of developing scientific knowledge of PTSD. Participating sites of this research study are located across the nation such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas, Vermont, and Maryland. The VA is encouraging veterans with PTSD to participate in the research but is open to accepting veterans who do not have PTSD. Veterans who are interested in signing up or learning more about the study can visit the VA website.

Category: Veterans Law