“Brain volume, connectivity and neuropsychological performance in mild traumatic brain injury: the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms”

The main purpose of the study is to prove that patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) perform poorly on learning and executive function tasks. In addition to the appearance of brain volume abnormalities, which affects the long-term memory and attention. The study’s hypothesis has proved accuracy and reliability, supported the proof of another study, suggesting that patients with mTBI/PTSD and PTSD group have more difficulties in attention, memory and executive functioning tasks than patients with mTBI only. In addition to confirming the study’s hypothesis regarding the poor performance of subjects with mTBI/PTSD, such as their deficits in verbal fluency tasks. Eventually, it emphasizes on the use of neuropsychological tests in that help in diagnosing cases with patients with moderate or sever TBI that might be followed by a sustaining PTSD. It helps in assigning a treatment plan in early stage that is more effective as well, when detecting the biomarkers of the disorders, as well as focusing on treating mTBI patients from memory deficits and PTSD patients with attention problems.

The poster displays the hypothesis, study conducted, neuroimaging techniques used, results, discussion and limitation of the article as well.

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