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disorder

a disturbance of public order or peace. Its existence may trigger extended police powers.
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Diagnostically, they were significantly more likely to have more than one condition, particularly PTSD and other anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and postconcussional disorder. Indeed, rates of postconcussional disorder were seven times more common, and PTSD was three times more likely within the PSC group compared with the Registry group.
For example, we did not assess participants' cognitive functioning beyond collecting self-report data concerning symptoms of postconcussional disorder. Finally, the diagnosis of mild or moderate TBI was determined using a clinical interview with no embedded validity.
"You just have to be dazed at the scene." He has also posted a list of symptoms in a paper on postconcussional disorder that can be accessed under the heading "Medical Articles" on the Web site www.braininjurylaw.ca.
Diagnostic criteria that specify the severity of the head injury necessary to cause a postconcussional disorder will be an important element in evaluating claims of head trauma in the future.
Contrary to what mild head injury cases in litigation would imply, less than one in three individuals with postconcussional disorders reports headaches after a year, while only one in five reports any type of memory problems.
The brain trauma of postconcussional disorder is usually precipitated by a pedestrian-automobile collision or a playground accident.
Children with postconcussional disorder often experience one or more of the following symptoms: (1) a period of unconsciousness lasting for more than 5 minutes after the brain trauma, 2) a period of posttraumatic amnesia lasting for more than 12 hours, and 3) a new onset of seizures that occurs within the first 6 months after the injury (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1994).