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.

Comments (1)

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.