Brain Injuries Related to Higher Rates of Depression

Janice Wood, a reporter with Psych Central reports on an important finding relating brain injuries and rates of depression in children.  In her summary article, Wood describes a study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics that shows that, even after all other factors are accounted for, children with brain injuries are still at least 2 times more likely to also experience depression.  This information is powerful, not because the results are necessarily surprising but because the results may suggest this connection to depression in connection to a wide variety of brain injuries.  Of course, these results underscore the importance of work that might be done to combat depressive effects of all types of brain damage and could, if in the right hands, offer support for people and agencies committed to this work.

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