Risk of mood disorder higher in young people with prior head trauma

10/17/2013 | DailyRx.com

Almost 3% of teens and young adults who sustained a traumatic brain injury developed mood disorders during the five years following their injury, compared to 1.52% among those without prior TBI, according to a study in the Journal of Pediatrics. Patients who suffered from head trauma were also more likely to be diagnosed with depression. Researchers found that among TBI patients, men were more likely to get develop mood disorders between ages 15 to 19 and women between ages 20 to 24.

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