Attention and Executive Function in Veterans After TBI

Research Update: Attention and Executive Function in Veterans After TBI

Nelson, LA, Yoash-Gantz, RE, Pickett, TC, Campbell, TA Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 32-40.

In this study, OEF/OIF veterans with mild TBI had difficulties on several neuropsychological tests of attention and executive function because of changes in processing speed. Those soldiers who also had a diagnosis of PTSD scored significantly lower than those with mild TBI alone.

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Posted on BrainLine December 3, 2009.

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If executive functions were impacted by slowed processing speed, then the headline is misleading. The issue was not executive functioning, but rather processing speed which will suppresss performance in a number of cognitive domains.