Does identification and treatment of Neuro-behavioural sequelae of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) make a difference?
Neuropsychiatric sequelae of acquired brain injury are complex with cognitive, communicative, and psychosocial impairments accounting for a greater morbidity than physical ailments in outcome measures on impact on quality of life, achieving independence in activities of daily living or return to work. The seminar will review current understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders including personality change, cognitive disorders, aggression, affective and anxiety disorder and psychosis that can occur post acquired brain injury.
- Identify the major risk factors for neuropsychiatric disturbances after ABI
- Attendees should be able to describe of the various neuropsychiatric disorders associated with ABI
- Attendees should understand the rationale behind some of the pharmacological interventions used in neurobehavioural disorders post ABI