Accession Number:

ADA590633

Title:

Association Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Active-Duty Marines

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

VETERANS AFFAIRS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR STRESS AND MENTAL HEALTH SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Whether traumatic brain injury TBI is a risk factor for posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD has been difficult to determine because of the prevalence of comorbid conditions, overlapping symptoms, and cross-sectional samples. To examine the extent to which self-reported predeployment and deployment-related TBI confers increased risk of PTSD when accounting for combat intensity and predeployment mental health symptoms.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE