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Traumatic brain injury

How is traumatic brain injury related to bipolar disorder?

It is well established that traumatic brain injury increases the risk for a wide range of neuropsychiatric disturbances, however, there is little consensus on whether it is a risk factor for bipolar disorder.

What is the evidence for traumatic brain injury as a risk factor for bipolar disorder?

Moderate quality evidence suggests a small effect of increased risk of bipolar disorder in people with a prior traumatic brain injury.

June 2020

Last updated at: 12:41 am, 25th June 2020
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