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Dr. Jack Tsao says that, to date, there is no research showing that TBI directly causes PTSD but there may be a higher likelihood of someone with TBI developing PTSD.
The mechanics of a blast injury are complicated and still being researched. See more.
Symptoms of TBI and PTSD can overlap, says Lt. Col. Jeffrey Yarvis, PhD, but sometimes treating the psychological ones first makes treating the neurological ones from there more effective.
Learn to identify and treat the co-occurring conditions that are common in deployment-related concussion.
Caregivers Share Their Best Advice About Caring for Service Members and Veterans Living with TBI and PTSD
Few people are more qualified to offer military caregivers advice and encouragement than others who have walked in their shoes. Hear advice and thoughts from TBI caregivers.