Trauma-related distress and mood disorders in the early stage of an acute traumatic hand injury.

@article{Gustafsson2003TraumarelatedDA,
  title={Trauma-related distress and mood disorders in the early stage of an acute traumatic hand injury.},
  author={Margareta Gustafsson and Anders Amilon and Gerd Ahlstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          332-8
        }
}
The aim of the study was to estimate the incidence of trauma-related distress and mood disorders in the early stages after acute traumatic hand injuries and identify characteristics associated with these reactions. Data were obtained from 112 patients by means of mailed questionnaires and medical records. Nearly half of the patients had increased levels of intrusive and avoidance symptoms, indicating trauma-related distress. One-third showed signs of a mood disorder. Mood disorders were… CONTINUE READING

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