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J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2010 Jan-Feb;25(1):1-8. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0b013e3181c2993d.

Prevalence and psychological correlates of traumatic brain injury in operation iraqi freedom.

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  • 1Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California 92106, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the prevalence and psychological correlates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among injured male combatants in the Iraq conflict.

PARTICIPANTS:

A total of 781 men injured during military combat between September 2004 and February 2005.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Mental health diagnosis (ICD-9 290-319), particularly posttraumatic stress disorder and mood/anxiety disorders, assigned through November 2006.

RESULTS:

15.8% met criteria for TBI (13.4% mild, 2.4% moderate-severe TBI), 35.0% other head injury, and 49.2% non-head injury. Multivariate logistic regression suggested lower rates of posttraumatic stress disorder and mood/anxiety disorders among those with mild and moderate-severe TBI.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings could reflect a problem with differential diagnosis or, conversely, a low rate of self-presentation for symptoms. Further research is needed to elucidate the psychological consequences, clinical implications, and overall impact of TBI among military combat veterans.

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