Link Between Mild Cognitive Impairment and Depression Established

December 30, 2021, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry titled “Prevalence of Depression in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment - A systematic Review and Meta-analysis” has concluded that depression is common in those with mild cognitive impairment.

Depression is common in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Many personal injury victims who sustain serious head injuries also are left with mild cognitive impairment. This important finding will help prevent and treat depression in those accident victims.

Car accidents, physical assaults, sporting accidents, and workplace injuries are all sources of traumatic brain injury. The long-term treatment and health of our clients with TBI is a priority for us when we handle head injury cases. 

Key Findings of the Research

  1. Depression is common in individuals with mild cognitive impairment
  2. Mild cognitive impairment and depression may confer a higher likelihood of progression to dementia. 
  3. Depression has been identified as a significant factor associated with poorer function and quality of life in patients with MCI
  4. Appropriate screening strategies for depression and depressive symptoms are paramount in identifying what is a significant risk factor for cognitive, functional, and behavioural outcomes in those who are cognitively impaired.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident and been diagnosed with a brain injury this information may be important for your case, and your long-term health. It is also one more reason that hiring the right personal injury lawyer is so important. At Deutschmann Personal Injury and Disability Law we are proud to provide experienced services and to keep abreast of current information. We work for you and are committed to your future.


Posted under Accident Benefit News, Brain Injury, concussion, traumatic brain injury

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