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The neuropsychiatry of head injury 

The neuropsychiatry of head injury
The neuropsychiatry of head injury

Simon Fleminger

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date: 05 July 2022

Head injury ‘imparts at a blow both physical and psychological trauma’, and the consequences are often devastating and enduring. Not infrequently head injury leads to a psychiatric consultation, which will need to take into account the interplay between the brain and its injuries as well as the psychodynamic processes that follow from the injury. In the immediate aftermath of the head injury, the management rests with the acute surgical and medical team. The psychiatrist is usually not involved at this stage. Nevertheless, to understand the later neuropsychiatric effects of head injury it is first necessary to know what happens to the brain when it is injured.

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