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.

When people have a traumatic brain injury, they usually get a TBI during a car accident or some other traumatic event: assault, fall. And if it's caused by something traumatic that was caused by a natural disaster or an assault, then this is often psychologically traumatic as well. So sometimes you have PTSD and TBI and they're comorbid, meaning you have both at the same time.
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