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Posttraumatic stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder-like symptoms and mild traumatic brain injury

Jan E. Kennedy, PhD, et al.

We present current information about the development, course, and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and PTSD-like symptoms occurring in patients who have experienced mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion. Next, we describe areas of biological overlap between PTSD and TBI in addition to other mental disorders that often accompany PTSD and can occur following TBI. Finally, we present current treatments for PTSD, specifically for patients with mild TBI or concussive injuries. This topic is particularly relevant in the military environment.


Volume 44 Number 7, 2007
Pages 895 — 920


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