Dementia in Head Injury (cont.)
Julia Frank, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
IN THIS ARTICLE
Author: Julia Frank, MD, Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine.
Authors and Editors
Editors: Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD, Program Director of Movement Disorders, Director of Neurology Residency Training Program, Department of Neurology, Division of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Helmi L Lutsep, MD, Associate Director, Oregon Stroke Center; Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University.
Last Editorial Review: 10/27/2005
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Traumatic brain injury can lead to deficits in 5 general areas: (1) short-term memory impairment, (2) slowed processing speed, (3) impaired executive function, (4) disrupted abilities of attention and concentration (which likely contributes to the deficits noted in the first 3 categories), and (5) emotional dysregulation.