Head Trauma

Expert Q&A

Assessing Traumatic Brain Injury in Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Topics: Head Trauma | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

CATR: A lot of patients struggling with addiction have a history of head trauma. How would I go about knowing whether the person had an actual traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Dr. Corrigan: The only way to know is to ask in a systematic way. You can’t count on behavioral manifestations or on seeing a scar on the head. It might be a quite remote injury;

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