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canada goose outlet uk sale More than half of all people who suffer a Canada Goose Online traumatic brain injury will become depressed in the year after the injury, a rate eight times higher than in the general population, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. And only about 45 percent of those who do become depressed are likely to receive adequate treatment. canada goose outlet uk sale

canada goose uk reviews Symptoms to watch for include low mood, low energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, acting restless or slowing down, and thoughts of death, says Bombardier. Previous research has shown a higher rate of suicide following traumatic brain injury, he adds. But buy cheap canada goose canada goose jacket cheap certain factors also seem to increase a person’s risk, including a history of alcohol abuse or depression before the injury. canada goose uk reviews

The people who were depressed were more likely than the non depressed patients to say they were experiencing trouble with pain, canada goose black friday sale mobility, and everyday activities after their injury, but it’s unclear whether these problems were responsible for the depression, or vice versa.

Each year in the United States about 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Canada Goose online These injuries, which range from mild concussions to coma inducing trauma, claim tens of thousands of lives each year. Department of Defense has estimated.

canada goose jacket outlet sale Bombardier and his colleagues studied 559 patients who were hospitalized for mild to severe traumatic brain injuries at Canada Goose sale Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, where Bombardier works as a rehabilitation psychologist. (The mild cases all had some form of complication.) Once the patients were discharged, the researchers screened them for depression every one to two months. canada goose jacket outlet sale

canada goose outlet edmonton Fifty three percent of the people were considered clinically depressed at some point during the year following their injury, the study notes. Nearly half of canada goose factory sale the patients who were depressed had no prior history of depression. Ricardo Jorge, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. “There is consistent cheap canada goose uk evidence that depressive disorders are very frequent after traumatic brain injury,” he says. canada goose outlet edmonton

The increased risk of depression after a traumatic brain injury canadian goose jacket can last much longer than a year, Jorge adds. “There are a few Canada Goose Coats On Sale studies that show increased rates of depression 20 or 30 years after traumatic brain injury,” he says.

Only 44 percent of the people who were depressed were receiving treatment, the study found. “Other research indicates that people receive inadequate dosages and duration of antidepressants and psychotherapy, so getting a sufficient amount of treatment also may be important.”

Starting people on a low dose of antidepressants in the first canada goose uk shop year after traumatic brain injury may even help prevent some cases of depression, according to Jorge.

canada goose coats on sale Mary Hibbard, director of psychology at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, in New York City, says that the study underscores how important canada goose clearance sale it is for patients to be screened and treated for depression following a brain injury. canada goose coats on sale

canada goose outlet toronto “Brain injury is a lifelong issue,” Hibbard says. “Individuals with brain injury remain at risk for development of depression at any point after injury, so a periodic, routine screening every six months should be a standard of Canada Goose Outlet care.” canada goose outlet toronto.