Correlates and Prevalence of Aggression at Six Months and One Year After First-Time Traumatic Brain Injury [2017]

Few studies have examined clinical correlates of aggression after first-time traumatic brain injury (TBI) within the first year after injury. The authors aimed to identify the rates of aggression at 6 and 12 months post-TBI and establish clinical and demographic correlates. A total of 103 subjects with first-time TBI were seen within 12 months postinjury and evaluated for aggression. Post-TBI social functioning and new-onset depression (within 3 months of the TBI) may serve as particularly important predictors for aggression within the first year of TBI, as these factors may afford intervention and subsequent decreased risk of aggression.

Durga Roy, M.D., Sandeep Vaishnavi, M.D., Ph.D., Dingfen Han, Ph.D., Vani Rao, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Volume 29, Issue 4, Fall 2017