Accession Number:

ADA550167

Title:

Longitudinal Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Comorbidity on Postdeployment Outcomes in National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Iraq

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are at high risk for exposure to combat events resulting in mild traumatic brain injury MTBI or concussion and posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD. the longer-term impact of combat-related concussionMTBI and comorbid PTSD on troops health and well-being is unknown. To assess longitudinal associations between concussionMTBI and PTSD symptoms reported in theater and longer-term psychosocial outcomes in combat-deployed National Guard soldiers.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE