Depression and posttraumatic stress disorder at three months after mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.

@article{Levin2001DepressionAP,
  title={Depression and posttraumatic stress disorder at three months after mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Harvey S. Levin and Sharon A. Brown and James X. Song and Stephen R. McCauley and Corwin Boake and Charles F. Contant and Howard Goodman and Kathryn J. Kotrla},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={754-69}
}
To investigate the frequency and risk factors of major depressive disorder (MDD) after mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), 69 TBI and 52 general trauma (GT) patients were prospectively recruited and studied at 3-months postinjury. There was a nonsignificant difference in the proportion of MDD patients in the TBI and GT groups. Therefore, a composite MDD group (TBI and GT patients) was compared to patients who were nondepressed. Female gender was related to MDD, but no other risk… CONTINUE READING

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