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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Assessing Emotion Recognition in Adolescents After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neuropsychological Cohort Studys

  • Open or CloseMohammed M J Alqahtani*

    Clinical Psychologist, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author: Mohammed M J Alqahtani, Full Professor and Consultant, Clinical Psychologist, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia

Submission: November 06, 2019; Published: November 13, 2019

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume4 Issue1


Mental health difficulties of traumatic brain injury (TBI) interfere with rehabilitative interventions and following their discharge from inpatient rehabilitation settings. Little is known in Saudi Arabia about how emotion recognition abilities become affected after TBI. The aim of this study was to determine whether emotion recognition deficits may be additional mental health impairment for adolescents with TBI. A cohort study of five adolescents with TBI at the outpatient rehabilitation psychology clinic at the Rehabilitation Hospital of King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) was conducted. Deficits in recognizing emotion was reported among the sample. The finding highlights the importance of providing valid neuropsychological assessments in order to target emotion recognition limitations in the rehabilitation interventions programs.

Keywords: Emotion recognition; Neuropsychology; Traumatic brain injury; Rehabilitation; Cognation.

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