Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University have found that for veterans treated for traumatic brain injury (TBI) that the majority had a clinician-diagnosed mental health disorder and approximately half had both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pain. Additional findings indicated that six percent of the veterans treated during the study period suffered from TBI, PTSD, and pain, referred to as the “polytrauma triad.”  The principal investigators of the study believe that their findings will lead to better understanding and treatment for these conditions.

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