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Review of PTSD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Ex-Service personnel

Article

This article reviews the latest understanding and research on Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in ex-Service personnel.

Abstract

Despite high prevalence rates of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in ex-service personnel, little is known about the long-term impact of these conditions on this population. The present review presents the latest understanding and research relating to prevalence rates, challenges in defining TBI, and co-morbidities with PTSD and other mental health difficulties. Based on our current understanding, there is evident need for further research in this area, in order to ensure that ex-service personnel receive the most appropriate diagnoses and treatments.

Full Reference

Murphy, D. and Turgoose, D., 2018. Review of PTSD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Ex-Service personnel. Theranostics of Brain, Spine & Neural Disorders, 3(3).