Predictors of Post-TBI Psychiatric Disorders Identified

by Sheela Philomena on  July 13, 2011 at 11:21 AM Mental Health News
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History of depression or anxiety before a traumatic brain injury (TBI) together with other factors, are strong predictors of psychiatric illness after TBI, reveals study published in Journal of Neurotrauma.
 Predictors of Post-TBI Psychiatric Disorders Identified
Predictors of Post-TBI Psychiatric Disorders Identified

In addition to a pre-injury psychiatric disorder, two other factors are early indicators of an increased risk for psychiatric illness one year after a TBI: psychiatric symptoms during the acute post-injury period, and a concurrent limb injury. Kate Rachel Gould, DPsych, Jennie Louise Ponsford, PhD, Lisa Johnston, PhD, and Michael Sch'nberger, PhD, Epworth Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and University of Freiburg, Baden-W'rttemberg, Germany, also describe a link between risk of psychiatric symptoms and unemployment, pain, and poor quality of life during the 12-month post-TBI period.

In the presence of a limb injury, patients who suffered a TBI had a 6.4 greater risk of psychiatric disorders at 1 year, and a 4-fold greater risk of depression in particular, compared to patients without a limb injury. The authors report their findings in the article, "Predictive and Associated Factors of Psychiatric Disorders after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Prospective Study."

Source: Eurekalert

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