Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Definition, Classification, and Management

Topics: Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

We hear a lot about traumatic brain injury (TBI) nowadays: among NFL players (as in the movie ‘Concussion’), and as a signature diagnosis among recent combat veterans. What doesn’t get as much press coverage is the impact of TBI on those suffering from addiction. Having an alcohol or other substance use disorder greatly increases the risk of TBI.

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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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