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A recent study published in the journal Jama Psychiatry, looked at the possible connection between mild traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
90% of all brain injuries are classified as “mild” traumatic brain injuries according to the World Health Organization.
The study was interested in persistent symptoms post-brain injury and whether or not they were related to PTSD. According to the study, persistent systems lasting 3 months or more after a mild traumatic brain injury should be considered part of the “hyperarousal dimension” of PTSD and not post concussion syndrome.
The study is important as it gives consideration to mild traumatic brain injuries, which are common and include injuries such as concussions. As a result of the study, doctors will gain insight into how to best treat patients with mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions.
Any type of brain injury can cause long lasting symptoms and it is important to seek medical attention if you or someone you know has sustained a brain injury as a result of a slip and fall accident or car accident. Both post concussion syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder can cause difficulties with performing the essential duties of one’s employment. If you are unable to perform your essential occupational duties as a result of an injury or illness, you may want to consider applying for long-term disability benefits.
If your application for long-term disability benefits has been denied for any reason, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced lawyer immediately.
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