Overlapping Difficulties: Preliminary Findings on PTSD and TBI Symptoms

by Anne P. DePrince & Naomi Wright Our team and others around the country have sounded the alarm about the high rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among women seeking services for intimate partner abuse (IPA). While many people recover from TBIs without complications, consequences can persist for some people. Some of those consequences, suchContinue reading “Overlapping Difficulties: Preliminary Findings on PTSD and TBI Symptoms”

Check-in + Check Out: Traumatic Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Abuse

For many years, the term traumatic brain injury (or TBI) has evoked thoughts about the perils that faced combat troops or world-class athletes. Recently, victim advocates and researchers have pointed out the importance of recognizing that TBIs also affect victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse (IPA). Here at the Traumatic Stress Studies (TSS) Group,Continue reading “Check-in + Check Out: Traumatic Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Abuse”

New Op-Ed: Traumatic Brain Injury & Domestic Violence

Having learned from survivors and heard from practitioners, there is no question: Attention to traumatic brain injury (TBI) in domestic violence is urgently needed.  In a new Scientific American op-ed, Dr. Kim Gorgens and I argue for bringing a spotlight to TBI visible in domestic violence. I invite you to take a look at the article and share withContinue reading “New Op-Ed: Traumatic Brain Injury & Domestic Violence”

Launching New Study: Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Blows to the head are common among women experiencing intimate partner abuse (IPA), as documented in recent research nationally (e.g., Corrigan, Wolfe, Mysiw, Jackson, & Bogner, 2003; Wilbur et al., 2001) and from the Traumatic Stress Studies Group (Gagnon & DePrince, 2017). Despite prevalence data, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and IPA have received scant policyContinue reading “Launching New Study: Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)”