Korean J Psychopharmacol.  2015 Jan;26(1):17-21. 10.0000/kjp.2015.26.1.17.

The Impact of Anxiety Symptoms on Cognitive Function in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea. yjkwon@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between subjective anxiety symptoms and cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injury.
METHODS
A total 48 patients were recruited in this study. All participants were divided into two groups by anxiety symptoms in Hospital Depression and Anxiety Scale. Intelligence Scale and memory test were analyzed.
RESULTS
A high risk group showed lower scores in all of verbal intelligence quotient (IQ) and total IQ in Intelligence Scale and memory quotient in memory test.
CONCLUSION
This study suggests that anxiety symptoms make worse in cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injury.

Keyword

Anxiety; Cognitive function; Mild traumatic brain injury

MeSH Terms

Anxiety*
Brain Injuries*
Depression
Humans
Intelligence
Memory
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