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.
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About the author: Nadia Webb, PsyD
Nadia Webb, PsyD runs the Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Program at Children's Hospital of New Orleans in addition to maintaining a small private practice. She is the executive director of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology.
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Marilyn Nickleberry replied on Permalink
My child had CVA and I wonder if he has PTSD. He is a Sr in college and has anxiety and depression
Terah replied on Permalink
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.