Concussion Sufferers MAY Witness PTSD Symptoms

Concussion Sufferers MAY Witness PTSD Symptoms

As per a study being taken out by a group of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, it has been revealed that soldiers suffering from concussions due to war related trauma are at risk of witnessing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The study researchers boasted that the study was one of a kind. Study researcher Dr. Anthony Kontos was of the view that he expects that the study findings will encourage military personnel to assess troops for PTSD at the time when they suffer from concussions.

In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers said that they assessed 27,169 soldiers from the U. S. Army. After assessing the total number for PTSD, it got revealed that 12% soldiers, who have suffered concussions from blunt trauma, were witnessing the symptoms.

In addition, 23% soldiers who have witnessed blast trauma were suffering from PTSD and 31% of those, who have been suffering from blast-blunt trauma, were witnessing the PTSD.

Barbara Rothbaum, who is a PTSD expert at Emory University, was of the view that it is not easy to treat a patients suffering from PTSD. It is quite a painful procedure. She affirmed, "So many therapists are scared, because treating PTSD is a painful, grieving process".