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Rate of Depression Within 1 Year of TBI is 8 Times the National Norm

More than half of all people who suffer a traumatic brain injury will become depressed in the year after the injury, a rate eight times higher than in the general population, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. And only about 45 percent of those who do become depressed are likely to receive adequate treatment. The lead author of the study Charles Bombardier, Ph.D., professor of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine said that: “Symptoms to watch for include low mood, low energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, acting restless or slowing down, and thoughts of death.”