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Military- and Sports-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Presentation, Management, and Long-Term Consequences

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Military- and Sports-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview

Elaine Peskind, MD (Chair), et al

If your patients played contact sports or served in the military, they may have received concussions, which can contribute to concentration and sleep difficulties, personality changes, psychiatric illnesses, and an increased risk of suicide. This Neurology Report presents highlights of the expert discussion Commentary below.

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Commentary: Military- and Sports-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Presentation, Management, and Long-Term Consequences

Elaine Peskind, MD (Chair), et al

Head injuries are serious, and patients who have sustained 1 or more head traumas may have long-term effects. Read this expert discussion to find out what constitutes an mTBI and how it differs from other conditions, how the type of mTBI can affect a patient and their risk for PTSD and suicide, what challenges patients face after receiving an injury, and how you can assess and manage this complicated condition.

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Elaine Peskind, MD Chair
VA Northwest Network MIRECC, University of Washington School of Medicine, and the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Seattle

David Brody, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Ibolja Cernak, MD, ME, MHS, PhD
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Ann McKee, MD
VA Boston and Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Robert L. Ruff, MD, PhD
Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio