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Ralph G. DePalma Memorial TBI Clinical Strategies

It’s all about the Blast: Acute Assessment of TBI and PTSD after a Deployment-Related Explosive Blast

by Alan Peterson, PhD, ABPP
Seminar date: 10/15/2019

Description: Explosive blasts have been estimated to be the primary cause of about 80% military deployment-related injuries and fatalities. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are two of the most common sequelae after blast exposure. This presentation will provide an overview of the potential long-term consequences of blast exposure and review the results of a study involving the acute assessment of TBI and PTSD in active duty military personnel after exposure to a deployment-related explosive blast. Recommended reading: Baker, M. B., Moring, J. C., Hale, W. J., Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Bryant, R. A., Broshek, D. K., Barth, J. T., Villarreal, R., Lancaster, C. L., Malach, S. L., Lara-Ruiz, J. M., Isler, W. C., & Peterson, A. L., for the STRONG STAR Consortium. (2018). Acute assessment of traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress after exposure to a deployment-related explosive blast. Military Medicine, 183(11-12), e555-e563. doi:10.1093/milmed/usy100 Intended Audience: Clinicians, researchers, and students who work with active duty military personnel and Veterans who have experienced deployment-related blast exposures.

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