Follow Up Care is Needed for all TBIs Even Mild TBI
Jeremy Hertza, Psy. D., a neuropsychologist in Augusta, says that follow up care is warranted in all cases of TBI, even the mild ones. One reason is that people with a TBI are 20 times more likely to develop depression than other people without depression. Another reason is that fuzzy thinking and memory problems are common after mild TBI. Indeed, one reason depression is so frequent among TBI survivors is because of cognitive problems. Whether you have depression, cognitive problems or both, people find their quality of life has been diminished. The good news is that cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, and antidepressant medication can help you with these problems, but you have to seek care.