Psychological Medicine

Research Article

The psychiatric sequelae of head injury: a review

W. A. Lishmana1

a1 From the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals, and the Institute of Psychiatry, London


The review deals mainly with the more chronic psychiatric sequelae of head injury. The constellation of factors—psychological, social, and organic—which may contribute to enduring disability are discussed. Principal areas of disability are then considered in detail—namely, intellectual impairments, change of personality, psychotic illness, and neurotic disorders.

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