Review: managing posttraumatic stress disorder in combat veterans with comorbid traumatic brain injury.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Military deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq have been associated with elevated prevalence of both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) among combat veterans. The diagnosis and management of PTSD when a comorbid TBI may also exist presents a challenge to interdisciplinary care teams at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and civilian medical facilities, particularly when the patient reports a history of blast exposure. Treatment recommendations from VA and Department of Defense's (DOD) recently updated VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Post-Traumatic Stress are considered from the perspective of simultaneously managing comorbid TBI.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Capehart, B; Bass, D

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 789 - 812

PubMed ID

  • 23015586

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-1352

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0748-7711

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1682/jrrd.2011.10.0185


  • eng