a mental health condition that sometimes arises in the long-term aftermath of a physical injury that results in brain damage. The American Psychiatric Association (the “APA”) classifies this condition along with other types of neurocognitive disorders in the reference text for mental health professionals called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the “DSM”). Some people affected by neurocognitive disorder due to traumatic brain injury experience symptoms that are severe enough to degrade their ability to lead independent lives, while others experience milder symptoms and retain most of their day-to-day mental function.
Understanding Neurocognitive Disoder Due to Traumatic Brain Injury. Elements Behavioral Health. https://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com/mental-health/understanding-neurocognitive-disorder-due-to-traumatic-brain-injury/