Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the number one cause of both death and disability in children and young adults! Approximately 1.7 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury each year.
Concussion and mTBI are now considered synonymous terms. Mild traumatic brain injury (“mTBI”) is a common cause of neurocognitive deficits. Although many patients recover fully from mTBI, up to 33% of patients have persistent neurocognitive problems. As many as 15% have been reported to have disabling symptoms a year later.
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Depression or anxiety occurs much more frequently after mTBI. Notably, the symptoms of mTBI often overlap with those of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sports activity is a common cause of concussions, be it skiing, football, soccer, or wrestling.
Brain SPECT has a 10-fold superiority to CT in predicting clinical symptoms. SPECT has also been repeatedly demonstrated to be superior to MRI in localizing functional cerebral damage in traumatic brain injury.