Some Patients May Be More Likely To Develop PTSD And/Or MDD Following TBI, Research Suggests.

January 30, 2019

According to CNN (1/30, Howard, 83.77M), “a mild traumatic brain injury...may come with a higher risk of mental health problems,” research “supported by the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Defense” indicates.

        MedPage Today (1/30, George, 111K) reports that National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke supported the study, and NINDS program director Patrick Bellgowan, PhD, said, “Mental health disorders after concussion have been studied primarily in military populations, and not much is known about these outcomes in civilians.” He added, “These results may help guide follow-up care and suggest that doctors may need to pay particular attention to the mental state of patients many months after injury.”

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