Is It a Psychiatric Disorder or TBI Medical Mimic?

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-24-2021 16:49

  

Too often, the medical issues associated with traumatic brain injury are mistakenly diagnosed as psychiatric disorders. A few simple questions and tests can elucidate the real culprit and lead to appropriate treatment. … Gregory J. O’Shanick, MD, DLFAPA, … the medical director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services in Richmond, Virginia, urged psychiatrists to leverage their medical knowledge when assessing patients to determine when the diagnosis is a psychiatric disorder and when patients are presenting with medical mimics associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI).” (By Heidi Anne Duerr, MPH, May 3, 2021)

 

            SOURCE: https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/is-psychiatric-disorder-tbi-medical-mimic 


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