A brief summary of current research.
Pielmaier, L, Walder, B, Rebetez, M and Maercker, A. Brain Injury, Vol. 25 (3), 2011, pp. 259-265.
In this Swiss study, more than half of the relatives of people with a brain injury had clinically significant post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms shortly after their loved one’s injury. More severe PTS symptoms were found in women and in relatives of people with more severe brain injuries.