Title

Carbamazepine for Combativeness in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1996

Abstract

Psychiatrists increasingly consult on the treatment of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) when combativeness compromises safe critical care. The author discusses use of carbamazepine for 7 combative patients with multiple trauma including TBI. This cohort had a clinical decrease in combativeness within 4 days after carbamazepine, compared with this Level I trauma center's experience of prolonged combative periods without its use.

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

96

Last Page

99

ISSN

0895-0172

Disciplines

Psychiatry

PubMedID

8845710

Department(s)

Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Document Type

Article