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Mild TBI Diagnosis and Management Strategies

TBI and PTSD in the Post 9/11 Era: From Research to Practice


by Nazanin Bahraini, PhD ; Lisa Brenner, PhD, ABPP
Seminar date: 9/30/2014

Description: This presentation reviews key research findings regarding the co-occurrence of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their implications for evaluating and treating Veterans with both conditions. Specific topics covered include the shared underlying mechanisms that may contribute to the increased risk of PTSD in those with mTBI, and the role of symptoms in differential diagnosis. Additionally, findings from pharmacological and psychological interventions studies of PTSD and mTBI will be reviewed in order to highlight important strategies for patient care. Target Audience: Practitioners who provide care to patients with co-occurring mTBI and PTSD, including those working in primary care and behavioral/mental health settings, as well as clinical researchers interested in TBI and PTSD co-morbidity.

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