Postinjury depression is a serious complication in adolescents after major trauma: injury severity and injury-event factors predict depression and long-term quality of life deficits.

@article{Han2011PostinjuryDI,
  title={Postinjury depression is a serious complication in adolescents after major trauma: injury severity and injury-event factors predict depression and long-term quality of life deficits.},
  author={Peggy P. Han and Troy Lisa Holbrook and Michael J. Sise and Dan I Sack and Carol Beth Sise and David Butler Hoyt and Raul Coimbra and Bruce M Potenza and John P. Anderson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={923-30}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the impact of postinjury depression after major trauma in adolescents. A prospective epidemiologic study was conducted to examine depression in injured adolescents. Specific objectives of this report are to identify risk factors for depression onset and the impact of depression on quality of life (QoL) outcomes. METHODS Four hundred one trauma patients were enrolled in this study (age, 12-19 years; injury severity score [ISS] ≥4). Depression diagnosis was… CONTINUE READING