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Are mild head injuries as mild as we think? Neurobehavioral concomitants of chronic post-concussion syndrome

Sterr, A, Herron, KA, Hayward, C and Montaldi, D (2006) Are mild head injuries as mild as we think? Neurobehavioral concomitants of chronic post-concussion syndrome BMC NEUROLOGY, 6. ? - ?. ISSN 1471-2377

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Abstract

Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) can sometimes lead to persistent postconcussion symptoms. One well accepted hypothesis claims that chronic PCS has a neural origin, and is related to neurobehavioral deficits. But the evidence is not conclusive. In the attempt to characterise chronic MTBI consequences, the present experiment used a group comparison design, which contrasted persons (a) with MTBI and PCS, (b) MTBI without PCS, and (c) matched controls. We predicted that participants who have experienced MTBI but show no signs of PCS would perform similar to controls. At the same time, a subgroup of MTBI participants would show PCS symptoms and only these volunteers would have poorer cognitive performance. Thereby, the performance deficits should be most noticeable in participants with highest PCS severity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Clinical Neurology, Neurosciences & Neurology, TRAUMATIC BRAIN-INJURY, EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS, DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY, NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL DEFICITS, POSTCONCUSSION SYNDROME, SYMPTOMS, PSYCHOGENESIS, PHYSIOGENESIS, COHORT, DAMAGE
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1708

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