Mild TBI may predispose to mental health problems
Patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are more likely to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depressive disorder (MDD) within 3 to 6 months after the injury, according to a new study published online January 30 in JAMA Psychiatry. Risk factors for probable PTSD at 6 months after mTBI included less education, being black, self-reported psychiatric history and injury resulting from assault or other violence. Risk factors for probable MD
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