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A mild traumatic brain injury such from a fall, car accident, the violent assault may result in mental health problem if not well treated and follow up by practitioners a new study suggests.
In the study published in JAMA Psychiatry, the researchers compared the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients who had experienced mild traumatic brain injury and those who had experienced another type of traumatic injuries such as broken legs but not head injury.
The recent study examined 1,155 patients with mild traumatic brain injuries between three, six and 12months after their injuries and 230 patients with non-head injuries from 11 hospitals with trauma centres across the United States, between 2014 and 2016.
The result shows that patients with mild traumatic brain injury were more likely to experience PTSD and depressive disorder compared to non-head injuries patients.
At three months after brain injury, 20 percent of…
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