TBI and PTSD Often Go Hand-in-Hand

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.

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.

Nadia Webb

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. 

Posted on BrainLine August 28, 2012.

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

Comments (1)

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