The Behavioral Neuroscience of Traumatic Brain Injury

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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury is a calamity of various causes, pathologies, and extremely varied and often complex clinical presentations. Because of its predilection for brain systems underlying cognitive and complex behavioral operations, it may cause chronic and severe psychiatric illness that requires expert management. This is more so for the modern epidemic of athletic and military brain injuries which are dominated by psychiatric symptoms. Past medical, including psychiatric, history, and comorbidities are important and relevant for formulation and management. Traumatic brain injury is a model for other neuropsychiatric disorders and may serve as an incubator of new ideas for neurodegenerative disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-330
Number of pages26
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Blast injury to brain
  • Brain contusions
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Frontal lobe syndrome
  • Organic personality changes
  • Postconcussive syndrome
  • Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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