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Behav. Sci. 2015, 5(1), 43-58; doi:10.3390/bs5010043

Specificity of Cognitive and Behavioral Complaints in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC H3C 3P8, Canada
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Lucie-Bruneau Rehabilitation Centre, Montreal, QC H2H 1C5, Canada
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Institut Universitaire en Santé Mental de Montréal, Montreal, QC H4H 1R3, Canada
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Department of Criminology, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC H3C 3P8, Canada
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Academic Editor: John Coverdale
Received: 27 August 2014 / Revised: 6 January 2015 / Accepted: 22 January 2015 / Published: 30 January 2015
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Abstract

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. View Full-Text
Keywords: cognitive and behavioral complaints; PTSD; MTBI; comorbidity; depression; anxiety cognitive and behavioral complaints; PTSD; MTBI; comorbidity; depression; anxiety
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Pineau, H.; Marchand, A.; Guay, S. Specificity of Cognitive and Behavioral Complaints in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Behav. Sci. 2015, 5, 43-58.

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