“Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression”

A vehicle accident or physical injury may be b...

A vehicle accident or physical injury may be both a cause and effect of depression (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This October 25, 2013 article on the Philly.com website  talks about recent research that seems to show an increase in the diagnosis of depression among kids and teens who have had head injury. Researchers are unclear though if the brain injury caused the depression or if symptoms of depression may have been a factor into the cause of the injury.  It does seem though that teens with a brain injury seem to be between 2 and 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with depression as compared to the overall national average according to the article.

 

 

 

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