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Ohio Public Defender
OACDL Annual Superstar Seminar
October 15, 2010
“The diagnosis of TBI, associated post-concussive symptoms and other comorbidities such as PTSD, presents unique challenges for diagnosticians. No screening instruments available can reliably make the diagnosis; the gold standard remains an interview by a skilled clinician. The current VA screening tool is intended to initiate the evaluation process, not to definitively make a diagnosis.”
Avoidance: Avoiding situations or people that trigger memories of the traumatic event; avoid thinking or talking about the event
Numbing: Difficulty expressing feelings; does not feel positive or loving feelings toward others; avoids personal relationships; uninterested in activities that previously brought feelings of joy
Hyperarousal: Jittery; constantly on high alert for danger; sudden mood swings; difficulty sleeping; trouble concentrating; always on guard; fearful; very easily startledSigns of PTSD
Physical therapy involves exercising and moving the body to preserve, enhance or restore movement and impaired function utilizing therapeutic exercise, assistive devices and individual education and training
Speech and Cognitive therapies work with individuals with TBI who may have problems with attention and concentration, learning, problem solving, memory, and speech. The goals are to retrain the brain.
Other specialized therapies such as Vestibular (balance) therapy, Art therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, and Driver Rehabilitation.TBI Treatment