Traumatic brain injury

How is traumatic brain injury related to schizophrenia? 

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 schizophrenia.

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

Moderate quality evidence finds a small increased risk of schizophrenia following a traumatic brain injury, and a small to medium-sized increased risk of schizophrenia in people with a traumatic brain injury plus a family history of schizophrenia. There were no differences in these results according to the severity of the brain injury

March 2019

Last updated at: 5:10 am, 16th March 2019
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