TBI and PTSD Often Go Hand-in-Hand

Depending on the cause of a person's brain injury like an assault or a combat injury, post-traumatic stress can also play a key role in the injury — and treatment.

Posted on BrainLine August 28, 2012.

Produced by Krystal Klingenberg, Justin Rhodes, and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine.

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My child had CVA and I wonder if he has PTSD. He is a Sr in college and has anxiety and depression

I have had 2 CVA’s and multiple TIA’s been diagnosed with TBI and also PTSD, so it’s very possible. I would definitely talk to his doctor and feel comfortable with his practitioner, to discuss these things and get an official diagnosis. I am not on any depression. Medication but I am on anxiety meds, pandemic definitely affected that for me. I was diagnosed with all of these things in my late 20’s. I believe the sooner the treatment the better the recovery outcome. I’m not one to say take the whole pharmacy so research everything and listen to your son, especially on side effects. He’s young and quality of life is a key role I’m sure right now. Wishing him a fast healing. Brains are miraculous.