Agoraphobia with Panic Disorder Manifesting after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report
The emergence of anxiety disorder after traumatic brain injury is poorly understood and largely unexplored. The aim of this study was to report a case of a patient who developed agoraphobia with panic disorder for prolonged duration following TBI. A 60 years old male patient who developed panic disorder with agoraphobia for prolonged duration following traumatic brain injury is reported and the condition is briefly discussed. The case reported suggests that TBI may cause decades-lasting psychiatric disorder in some individuals, emphasizing the importance of psychiatric follow-up of all patients after TBI.
Suprakash Chaudhury, Gagandeep Singh, Vasudev Singh, Swaleha Mujawar and Daniel Saldanha