Bookmark
HEALTH / WELL-BEING

Long-term consequences of mild traumatic brain injury

July, 2012
Article:

A debate has ensued about the long-term consequences of mild traumatic brain injury, the ‘signature injury’ of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. This review considers a longitudinal study, in this issue of The British Journal of Psychiatry, which by using objective tests has demonstrated that mild traumatic brain injury has limited lasting neuropsychological consequences.

Abstract

A debate has ensued about the long-term consequences of mild traumatic brain injury, the 'signature injury' of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Most epidemiological studies have found that mild traumatic brain injury is unrelated to unspecific post-concussion symptoms based on self-reported symptoms. A longitudinal study, in this issue of the Journal, using objective tests has demonstrated that mild traumatic brain injury has limited lasting neuropsychological consequences.

Full Reference

Rona, R.J. (2012). Long-term consequences of mild traumatic brain injury. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 201(3), pp.172-174.

Report a problem with this article