Novel biomarkers of neurobehavioral symptoms in Veterans with mild traumatic brain injuries

Takeaway

  • Higher exosomal and plasma levels of neurofilament light (NfL) found in Veterans sustaining remote mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) are associated with increased severity of post concussive syndrome (PCS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive symptoms.

Why this matters

    These easily accessible biomarkers may serve as a predictor of neurobehavioral state that can in turn be used to aid clinical intervention.