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After Wartime TBI Or Concussion, Psychological (Not Cognitive) Symptoms Predict Which Soldiers Suffer Long-Term Disability

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds military personnel who suffered a blast-related head injury were more likely to experience severe neurobehavioral, post-traumatic stress, and depression symptoms. While this may not seem surprising, what is unexpected is that these psychological symptoms, when appearing within the first week of injury, were better predictors of later disability than the usual tests given to concussed patients immediately after an injury: tests of balance, memory, and thinking.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

There is new research to indicate that resistance of PTSD may be genetic.  I personally believe the lower the AA/EPA ratio at the time of the incident, the less the likely the chance of developing PTSD.

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