Apathy Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Sergio Starkstein, J. Pahissa

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    Abstract

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result in significant emotional and behavioral changes, such as depression, impulsivity, anxiety, aggressive behavior, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Apathy has been increasingly recognized as a relevant sequela of TBI, with a negative impact on the patients' quality of life as well as their participation in rehabilitation activities. This article reviews the nosologic and phenomenological aspects of apathy in TBI, diagnostic issues, frequency and prevalence, relevant comorbid conditions, potential mechanisms, and treatment. © 2014.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-112
    JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
    Volume37
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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