Hart Leads Clinic to Enhance Care for Military Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury

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The Department of Health Psychology in the School of Health Professions has a long-standing clinical focus in adult neuropsychology. Faculty clinicians provide diagnostic neuropsychology assessments including general cognitive and personality functioning to uninsured and underserved patients. Dr. Eric Hart, associate chair and associate clinical professor of health psychology, currently oversees the adult neuropsychology clinical operation, and has worked to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration with Fort Leonard Wood to offer neuropsychological assessment to active duty military personnel that have incurred traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury, which is brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head or from shearing and stretching of tissue causing displacement of the brain due to movement, as well as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are signature injuries affiliated with the members of the military. The team hopes to learn more about co-occurring psychiatric conditions that could have impact on day-to-day social skills of...

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