Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Affects the Family, Not Just the Injured Individual

  • Ronel Terblanche


The effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on an individual have been discussed in the literature, with specific emphasis on somatic, cognitive, and psychological consequences after such an injury. Further focus has also been placed on diagnosis, assessment, and, to some extent, treatment modalities used within the field of mTBI. There is currently extremely limited research that has focused on the impact of an mTBI on the family and reintegration after injury, and this chapter aims to pull together some of the evidence from the fields of mTBI, PTSD, and military deployments, to identify what impact mTBI may have on family reintegration and how the family can be best supported to enable recovery and adjustment after injury.


mTBI TBI Family Impact Family reintegration Intervention Treatment PTSD Family impact Family integration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronel Terblanche
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  1. 1.Defence Medical Rehabilitation CenterCenter for Mental and Cognitive Health, Mild TBI ProgramEpsomUK

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