Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can result in similar symptoms and can be easily confused. TBI may occur from a blow or jolt to the head or an object penetrating the brain, while PTSD can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. In order to provide effective treatment, it is important to determine a correct cause of symptoms. Dr. Blankenship and Dr. Rudisell will provide an overview of TBI and PTSD while also outlining how the course of symptoms are different.
1. Participants will develop an understanding of mild, moderate, and severe TBI.
2. Participants will learn a basic overview of a PTSD diagnosis.
3. Participants will be able to identify overlapping symptoms of PTSD and TBI.
4. Participants will become familiar with the differentiating symptoms of PTSD and TBI.