Robert Eme, PhD, professor of clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg recently published an article titled “A Review Neurobehavioral Outcomes of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Mini Review.” The review appears in in Brain Sciences - Open Access Neuroscience Journal.
The article appears on http://www.mdpi.com/journal/brainsci.
The article focuses on traumatic brain injury outcomes and their classification 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.