Disability assessment in Traumatic Brain Injury – Issues and controversies


  • Harish M Tharayil Professor, Government Medical College, Thrissur
  • Varsha Vidyadharan Assistant Professor, Government Medical College, Kozhikode




Traumatic brain injury, disability certification, RPWD Act


This viewpoint article discusses the issues and difficulties that psychiatrists face when seeing patients with traumatic brain injury. Lack of proper instruments for assessment, lack of clarity on who is the medical authority for certification, confounding effects of comorbidities, etc. are discussed.


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How to Cite

Tharayil, H. M., and V. Vidyadharan. “Disability Assessment in Traumatic Brain Injury – Issues and Controversies”. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 35, no. 2, Dec. 2022, pp. 98-104, doi:10.30834/KJP.35.2.2022.351.