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Ralph G. DePalma Memorial TBI Clinical Strategies

Difficulties in Diagnosing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Post-9/11 Veterans

by Catherine Fortier, PhD
Seminar date: 4/30/2018

Description: This presentation will review a semi-structured clinical interview to diagnose mild TBI in post-9/11 Veterans called the Boston Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury- Lifetime (BAT-L), and how BAT-L diagnosis of military TBI compares to the diagnosis of TBI via the VA TBI Screening Instrument and the Comprehensive TBI Evaluation (CTBIE). The BAT-L is the first validated post-combat semi-structured clinical interview to characterize head injuries and diagnose TBIs throughout the lifespan. It was developed by the RR&D National Center for TBI Research: TRACTS (Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders). Intended audience: Any clinician or researcher involved in diagnosing or treating individuals with mild TBI, and/or those wishing to learn more about the diagnostic challenges that make the determination of military mild TBI difficult.

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