For example, the person may have no memory of what happened just before or after the car crash or IED explosion. Prepared for: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research Development Service, Washington, DC 20420. Ptsd: Avoidance and reluctance to talk about the trauma of what was seen and done is a classic symptom of ptsd, especially among combat veterans. Loss of friends and coworkers leads to social isolation, one of the most common long-term consequences of TBI.
When ptsd and TBI coexist, its often difficult to sort out whats going. Ptsd: Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling abusive behavior. But for the person who is living with the dual diagnosis of TBI and, pTSD, it can be hard to separate them. This report is based on research conducted by the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minnesota Evidence Synthesis Program, and the Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Reasearch under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Substance Abuse TBI: The effects of alcohol are magnified after a brain injury. Avoidance of people, places, sights, or sounds that are reminders. Talking about the Trauma TBI: The person may retell an experience repetitively in excruciating detail to anyone who will listen. Passive behavior can look like laziness or doing nothing all day, but in fact it is an initiation problem, not an attitude. The memories keep coming at any time of day or night in such excruciating detail that the person relives the trauma over and over again.
To date, 19 subjects with TBI only, 46 with ptsd only, and 15 with TBI and ptsd. The Assessment and Treatment of Individuals with History of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A Systematic Review of the Evidence. Often people talk about the effects of TBI or the consequences. TSD as separate conditions which they are.