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MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER RESPONDING TO VORTIOXETINE TREATMENT A CASE REPORT

Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussions are becoming common contact sports injuries and have emerged as major health care concerns in the United States and Worldwide The incidence of sports-related concussions is estimated to be 1.6 to 3.8 million annually The danger associated with premature return to play and emerging evidence of long-term consequences of MTBI has led to the institution of state and national legislations to regulate youth athletics These legislations also prompted youth athletics’ administrators to propose new guidelines that expanded the use of emergency assessment with emphasis on neuropsychological testing, and requiring high school football coaches to attend courses on concussion management Despite these significant changes in the identification and management of concussions, in many instances MTBI can be difficult to recognize due in part to anabsence of a unified and universal definition Research of high school football players


Author(s): Khouzam HR

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