The Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Combined Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Returning Veterans

About the Course:

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been called the “signature injury” of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM (OIF/OEF), in no small part due to the consequences of improvised explosive devices (e.g., blast overpressure). Of increasing concern is the long term effects of mTBIs, particularly given the prevalence of PTSD and comorbid mTBI/PTSD. This article presents the results of a study whose aim was to determine whether participants with a history of mTBI and current PTSD (mTBI + PTSD) have poorer cognitive and psychological outcomes than participants with mTBI only (mTBI-o), PTSD only (PTSD-o), or veteran
controls (VC).

Publication Date:

Journal of Neurotrauma, 32 2015


Hannah Combs, PhD

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with veterans. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the prevalence, contributing factors, and associated symptology of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) among OIF/OEF veterans.

  2. Discuss the potential effects of comorbid mTBI and PTSD.

  3. Describe the salient results of the present study and their clinical implications.

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Course Number: 102350
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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