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Neurobehavioral Outcomes of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Mini Review

Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Schaumburg, IL 60202, USA
Academic Editor: Bruno Meloni
Brain Sci. 2017, 7(5), 46; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci7050046
Received: 25 March 2017 / Revised: 12 April 2017 / Accepted: 21 April 2017 / Published: 25 April 2017
Traumatic brain injury outcomes can be classified as acute or chronic. Acute outcomes refer to injuries that occur immediately at the time of the injury and subsequent short-term consequences. Chronic outcomes refer to adverse outcomes that are more long-term. In mild traumatic brain injury, recovery from acute outcomes typically occurs very rapidly, i.e., within 2 weeks, with full recovery expected by 90 days. However, some 10%–15% individuals can remain symptomatic for much longer with an outcome termed post-concussive syndrome. This outcome is difficult to predict since there are very few rigorous, prospective studies of this syndrome. View Full-Text
Keywords: traumatic brain injury; post-concussive syndrome; diffuse axonal injury traumatic brain injury; post-concussive syndrome; diffuse axonal injury
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Eme, R. Neurobehavioral Outcomes of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Mini Review. Brain Sci. 2017, 7, 46.

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