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Psychological disability more severe 6 to 12 months after blast-related traumatic brain injuries

March 4, 2015

United States military personnel with consecutive blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries resulted in significantly worse global outcomes and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, according to data published in Brain.

“Symptoms of post-traumatic stress and depression have always been thought to develop months to years later,” David L. Brody, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology at Washington University, said in a press release. “We don’t know what causes these symptoms, whether they result from the brain injury itself, from the stress of war or some combination of factors. But regardless of their origin, the severity of these psychological symptoms soon after injury was the strongest predictor of later disability.”

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