Does concussion related pituitary damage factor into PTSD?... Can PTSD symptoms be traced to concussion-induced pituitary damage? December 1, 2014 ~ Concussions from bomb blasts and post-traumatic stress disorder — the two signature wounds of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — can be difficult to distinguish from each other. Cognitive problems, sleep trouble and irritability are common symptoms of both. See also: Cold War radiation exposure results in $800 million in federal payments December 2, 2014: WASHINGTON — More than 8,000 current or former workers of the Department of Energy nuclear site in Aiken, S.C., have received at least $800 million in federal compensation and paid medical expenses for job-related illnesses, Labor Department data show.