Sensory sensitivity and posttraumatic stress disorder in blast exposed veterans with mild traumatic brain injury.
Appl Neuropsychol Adult 2018 Feb 21:1-9. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
a VA Portland Health Care System , Portland , Oregon , USA.
The purpose of this study was to examine the unique contribution of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms on sensory sensitivity following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in an Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veteran sample. We hypothesized that the effect of PTSD on noise and light sensitivity following mTBI would be largely driven by PTSD-related hyperarousal symptoms. We compared the relationships between PTSD, noise sensitivity, and light sensitivity of 49 OEF/OIF Veterans with mTBI to that of 23 OEF/OIF Veterans without mTBI. Read More