Stress Symptoms in Relatives After Severe Brain Injury

Stress Symptoms in Relatives After Severe Brain Injury

A brief summary of current research.

Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Relatives in the First Weeks After Severe Brain Injury

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.

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Posted on BrainLine May 10, 2011.

Comments (2)

I am a Mom, who has a son, who suffered a severe TBI. His Glasgow Coma Score was 3. That first day and the follow in 6 months I was internally cold and on edge shaky every day. Two year later It has subsided some, however now I fear every single day of the future. I do not know how to overcome this.

My Name is David. I have had two cases of head trauma. Lately my anxiety has worsened. Loss of appetite shaky, and hardly any sleep in 4 days and still counting. No food tastes right anymore.