Accession Number:

ADA539012

Title:

Co-occurring Conditions Toolkit: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ROSSLYN VA

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

In June 2009, the Department of Veterans Affairs VA held a consensus conference on concussion, posttraumatic stress disorder and pain, with the goals of providing a consensus recommendation on the treatment of veterans with these comorbid conditions. Based on reviewed literature and consensus opinions of Subject Matter Experts SMEs from the VA and Department of Defense DoD, they determined that the treatments recommended in the VA DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines CPGs are still recommended in the comorbid population. There was not evidence to suggest that the current CPGs were contraindicated. There are several excellent VADoD CPGs for use in the Continental United States CONUS that address concussion, posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD, depression, chronic opioid therapy COT and substance use disorder SUD. However, there are areas within these CPGs that are contradictory should a patient present with multiple conditions. This guide attempts to address these areas of conflict.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE