Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain (2019)


Professional athletes, military veterans and first responders share their stories of recovery from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.


Learn how athletes, veterans and civilians with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD are becoming healthy and healing their brains. A humanistic doc about the journey of ten different individuals from near suicide to recovery, and a real life.

Read more @ https://quietexplosions.com/.


  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) impacts 2 million people per year. Professional athletes, military veterans and first-responders share their recovery stories after suffering severe PTSD and depression.
  • Joe Rogan and Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, NFL running back Anthony Davis and Ben Driebergen, Marine veteran and winner of CBS’s 35th “Survivor” season, are featured in this enlightening documentary.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Jerri Sher.
  • Producer(s):
    • Michael Levy … consulting producer.
    • Jerri Sher … producer.
  • Writer(s): Jerri Sher.
  • Music: Omri Lahav.
  • Cinematography: Casey Lynch.
  • Editor(s): Elisa Bonora.
  • Production:
  • Distributor(s): Cinema Libre Studio (2020) (USA) (all media).
  • Release Date: 07 June 2019 (US)
  • Running Time: 89 minutes.
  • Rating: 16+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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Do PTSD, TBI & Sleep Distrubances affect Military Performance Individually or in Combination?

Research Paper Title

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Sleep, and Performance in Military Personnel.


Sleep disturbances, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury are highly prevalent in military personnel and veterans.

These disorders can negatively impact military performance.

Although literature evaluating how post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury directly impact military performance is limited, there is evidence supporting that these disorders negatively impact cognitive and social functioning.

What is not clear is if impaired performance results from these entities individually, or a combination of each.

Further research using standardised evaluations for the clinical disorders and metrics of military performance is required to assess the overall performance decrements related to these disorders.


Moore, B.A., Borck, M.S., Brager, A., Collen, J., LoPresti, M. & Mysliwiec, V. (2020) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Sleep, and Performance in Military Personnel. Sleep Medicine Clinics. 15(1), pp.87-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2019.11.004. Epub 2020 Jan 8.