Since the time of Galen, one of the greatest physicians of first-century Rome, the endocrine system—which produces and sends hormones through your body and organs—has been acknowledged as vital to the functioning of your body. But only recently has the role of endocrine glands and hormonal imbalances been highlighted as central in the neurobehavioral and neurocognitive dysfunction following head injuries
Endocrinologist Mark L. Gordon and former Special Forces Green Beret Andrew Marr are turning the attention of the public and health care professionals to the devastating effects of injury to the endocrine system from war trauma. Dr. Gordon’s work challenges the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) model that sees psychological factors as central in causation. Gordon posits that the symptoms of PTSD for many returning soldiers are, in fact, a manifestation of trauma to the brain and a compromised endocrine system due to neuroinflammation.
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