Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychiatric Co-Morbidity in the United States

Michael G. Vaughn, Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Rachel John, Katherine J. Holzer, Zhengmin Qian, Christopher Veeh

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The objective of the present study was to provide a nationally representative psychiatric epidemiologic investigation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its co-morbid conditions. Data from the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC-III) collected between 2012 and 2013 was used. Results indicated that TBI was significantly associated with any lifetime mental health (AOR = 2.32, 95% CI = 1.65–3.70), substance use disorder (AOR = 1.57–1.01-2.42), and violent (AOR = 1.65, 95% CI = 1.03–2.65) and nonviolent (AOR = 1.84, 95% CI = 1.25–2.70) criminal behaviors. In our study, TBI was highly comorbid with psychiatric disorders and especially antisocial behaviors, both violent and non-violent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalPsychiatric Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 15 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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