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Traumatic brain injury increases the risk of psychiatric illness

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Q Does traumatic brain injury increase the risk of psychiatric illness?


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Prospective cohort study.

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Three years.

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Puget Sound area, Washington State, USA; recruited in 1992.

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939 people, aged >15 years, diagnosed with traumatic brain injury according to ICD-9-CM criteria. For each case of traumatic brain injury three people matched for sex, age, and diagnosis date were selected as controls. Exclusions: incomplete medical records for the preceding year; previous traumatic brain injury.

Embedded ImageRisk factors:

Mild traumatic brain injury; moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (ICD-9-CM).

Embedded ImageOutcomes:

Incidence of any psychiatric disorder determined by diagnosis (ICD-9-CM), …

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