National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

Comorbidity of mental disorders and substance use: a brief guide for the primary care clinician

12.1 Brain injury

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Brain injury can occur as a result of head trauma or through a variety of other physiological and biochemical mechanisms:

It is important to consider the impact of brain injury on each individual. Those who experience brain injury may be less resilient pre-injury and are frequently those who have the least ability to cope with the associated lifestyle changes following brain injury