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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2014 Mar;37(1):1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2013.11.004. Epub 2014 Jan 14.

Cognitive sequelae of traumatic brain injury.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 370 Stemmler Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Electronic address: rabinowitz.a@gmail.com.
2
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA; and Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, and Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 6560 Fannin #1144, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

Cognitive dysfunction is the leading cause of disability following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This article provides a review of the cognitive sequelae of TBI, with a focus on deficits of executive functioning and everyday thinking skills. The pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment of TBI-related cognitive problems are also discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Concussion; Executive functioning; Neuropsychological assessment; Traumatic brain injury; mTBI

PMID:
24529420
PMCID:
PMC3927143
DOI:
10.1016/j.psc.2013.11.004
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