Specificity of cognitive and behavioral complaints in post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury.
Series/Report no.Behavioral sciences;Vol. 5, no. 1
Characterization of cognitive and behavioral complaints is explored in Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) samples according to the severity of PTSD, depression and general anxiety conditions. Self-reported questionnaires on cognitive and behavioral changes are administered to PTSD, MTBI, MTBI/PTSD and control groups. Confounding variables are controlled. All groups report more complaints since the traumatic event. PTSD and MTBI/PTSD groups report more anxiety symptoms, depression and complaints compared to the MTBI group. Relatives of the PTSD group confirm most of the behavioral changes reported. Results suggest the utility of self-reported questionnaires to personalize cognitive and behavioral interventions in PTSD and MTBI to cope with the impacts of the traumatic event.
Pineau, H., Marchand, A., & Guay, S. (2015, March). Specificity of cognitive and behavioral complaints in post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury. Behavioral Sciences, 5(1), 43-58.