a1 Center for Biobehavioral Health, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
The vast majority of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in children are of mild severity. Even if only a small proportion of children with mild TBI suffer negative outcomes, then mild TBI is a serious public health problem. This review summarizes the literature regarding the neurobehavioral outcomes associated with mild TBI in children and adolescents, focusing on the longstanding debate regarding postconcussive symptoms and attendant conceptual and methodological issues. The review also discusses future research directions, the long-term goal of which is to develop a comprehensive and integrated biopsychosocial model of outcomes that helps guide clinical management. (JINS, 2010, 16, 953–960.)
(Received May 24 2010)
(Reviewed July 27 2010)
(Accepted July 27 2010)
c1 Correspondence should be addressed to Keith Owen Yeates, Department of Psychology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This manuscript has not been published previously either electronically or in print. The work was supported by grants HD44099 and HD39834 from the National Institutes of Health to the author.