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Symptoms Associated with TBI and PTSD

Symptoms Associated with TBI and PTSD

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The major symptoms that people complain about after a concussion, for example, are headaches, occasionally people have dizziness, they'll have the cognitive problems, feeling like they're in a fog, they may have sleep problems as well. And, of course, all these three—all these sort of—all these symptoms can actually exacerbate each other. So if you don't—so, for example, if you're not sleeping well, you could be more prone to develop headaches and your thinking may not be as clear, and so, if you have headaches, then you might not be sleeping as well, and it worsens your ability to concentrate. So, the question is sort of are these things playing together to exacerbate all your symptoms, or is one leading to the other? Research is underway looking at sort of what the role of sleep deprivation or sleep problems after a concussion or dizziness may have on these other things like cognitive performance or headache, for example. That's part of the reason why DOD has some comprehensive care centers, such as the National Intrepid Center up at the Walter Reed campus, so that people who have multiple symptoms and a history of concussion or mild to moderate TBI can come to one place and get evaluated by a comprehensive team of specialists.

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Dr. Jack Tsao talks explains the symptoms associated with TBI and PTSD, how they can exacerbate each other, and the best treatment approach.

 

Jack Tsao, MD, DPhil, CAPT, MC, USN Jack Tsao, MD, DPhil, CAPT, MC, USN is a United States Navy neurologist and the director of Traumatic Brain Injury Programs for the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, professor of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.


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