Emotional state of patients with mild traumatic brain injury


  • Venera Kemelova
  • Dzhamalbek Turgumbaev
  • Gulina Sydykova
  • Gulzira Baigazhanova




Traumatic brain injury, emotional state, anxiety, depression, psychotherapy, mixed anxiety-depressive disorder


Introduction and Aim: Psychological effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are frequently present in addition to neurological deficits. The purpose of this study is to assess the emotional state of patients with mild TBI in the remote period.


Methods: This study included 78 patients aged 22–53 years with a reliably established diagnosis of mild TBI, with damage duration ranging from 1–5 years. The mean age was (34.6±3.2 years). To determine the level of anxiety, the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale was used.


Results: The testing revealed that patients with suicidal thoughts had a significantly higher level of anxiety (34.2%) than the patients with TBI in the main group (27.5%). Comparative analysis between the two groups showed that the uselessness was more characteristic for suicides (22.8±0.14), who considered themselves completely useless than patients with TBI (20.6±1.36) with reliability (t = 4.2; p<0.001).


Conclusion: Due to the damage that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can do to the body, especially to mental health, it is important to use medical and psychosocial rehabilitation as early as possible in the treatment stage to figure out the type and severity of the psychoemotional disorder and correct the psychosomatic state using psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic effects.

Author Biographies

Venera Kemelova

Department of Neurology, Medical Rehabilitation Center Kyrgyz Research Institute of Balneology and Rehabilitation Treatment, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Dzhamalbek Turgumbaev

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Kyrgyz State Medical Institute for Retraining and Advanced Training named after S. B. B. B. Daniyarova, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Gulina Sydykova

Department of Psychology, Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagyn, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Gulzira Baigazhanova

Department of Psychology, Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagyn, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


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How to Cite

Kemelova V, Turgumbaev D, Sydykova G, Baigazhanova G. Emotional state of patients with mild traumatic brain injury. Biomedicine [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 9 [cited 2023 Dec. 2];43(5):1558-61. Available from: https://biomedicineonline.org/index.php/home/article/view/3375



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