Residual Effects of Combat-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study compared neurocognitive deficits and the residual symptoms of both mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder to shed light on the correlation between these ailments and the onsite of combat-related mTBI.

The study involved a medical records review of U.S. Army Special Operations personnel, many of whom have suffered from one of multiple forms of combat-related mTBI; individuals known to have suffered blunt, blast, or blast-blunt mTBI were much more likely to report PTSD symptoms than personnel who have suffered no known form of mTBI.

Results from the study also suggest individuals experiencing blast-induced mTBI are more likely to experience residual symptoms of mTBI and PTSD than individuals experiencing blunt mTBI or individuals experiencing no form of mTBI.

Kontos A, Kotwal R S, et al. Residual effects of combat-related mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. (April 2013).

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