HIGH RATES OF DEPRESSION IN FIRST YEAR FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury are at high risk for developing depression. Treating brain injuries often center on physical and cognitive issues but de...

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Comment by Deborah L Blue on December 17, 2010 at 8:31pm

I agree that depression is very prevalent in brain injury cases.  I have been depressed every since my automobile accident last November.  I don't know if I will ever be able to work as a medical coder again.  The career I have worked so hard at and completedfive years of college for.

Comment by Steffanie (Cole) Siefker on December 6, 2010 at 12:00pm
I think you can have depression at any time. The chemicals regulating the brain will forever be altered especially in a moderate to severe injury. What about when the person realizes what they lost?

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