Brain Injury in Teens and Increased Emotional Problems
Is a teenager who has suffered as traumatic brain injury more likely to suffer from emotional and behavioral problems?
A recent study out of Ontario sheds some light on this subject.
The lead author of this study was Dr. Gabriella Ilie PhD ( Division of Neurosurgery and Injury Prevention Research - St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario).
The researchers in this study surveyed 4,685 Ontario students between the ages of 11 and 20.
These students were asked whether they'd suffered a traumatic brain injury during their lifetime ( TBI being defined as a period of unconsciousness for at least 5 minutes or overnight hospitalization).
Twenty percent of the students reported having suffered a TBI ( male students were 47% percent more likely to report TBI than female students).
And those students who suffered a TBI were 52% more likely to have suffered elevated psychological stress as compared to those who hadn't.
This study was published on April 15, 2014 in PLoS Medicine.
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