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ERIC Number: EJ948319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
TBI-ROC Part Nine: Diagnosing TBI and Psychiatric Disorders
Elias, Eileen; Weider, Katie; Mustafa, Ruman
Exceptional Parent, v41 n6 p34-35 Jun 2011
This article is the ninth of a multi-part series on traumatic brain injury (TBI). It focuses on the process of diagnosing TBI and psychiatric disorders. Diagnosing traumatic brain injury can be challenging. It can be difficult differentiating TBI and psychiatric symptoms, as both have similar symptoms (e.g., memory problems, emotional outbursts, confusion, social detachment, concentration problems, attention problems, and/or mood disorders). The time between when the TBI occurred to the time symptoms present can make accurate diagnosis difficult. It has been identified that psychiatric-like behaviors can occur more frequently in individuals who have had a TBI than in the general population without a TBI. Screening for a TBI is important in determining additional medical treatment attention. Consistent post-TBI screening and follow-up assessment for psychiatric disturbances supports timely identification, monitoring, treatment, and can help reduce long-term psychiatric disorders following the incurrence of a TBI. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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