Depression is Common After Traumatic Brian Injury

May 23, 2013, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

We already suspected that depression is a serious problem for many people following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Recent results from a University of Iowa study confirmed it is a frequent psychiatric complication among patients with TBI.

They studied 91 patients with TBI, evaluating them at 3, 6 and 12 months post trauma. MRIs, neurophysical testing, and clinical interviews were conducted. The results confirmed what has been thought.

  • 33% of the patients suffered major depressive disorder in the first year and they:
    • more likely to have anxiety and aggressive behavioural disorders.
    • had greater impairment in their executive functions
    • had reduced levels of social functioning
    • had significantly reduced left prefrontal gray matter volume.

If you or someone you know has suffered TBI be alert to these long term problems.  If it is a result of an accident then I would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your rights to compensation.  


Posted under Personal Injury, Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury, Car Accidents

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