Research Reports - Depression and behavioral dysfunction in the first year after traumatic brain injury

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2017 Mar 15:appineuropsych16100217. doi:
10.1176/appi.neuropsych.16100217. [Epub ahead of print]

Juengst SB(1), Myrga JM(1), Fann JR(1), Wagner AK(1).

Timely treatment of depression and behavioral dysfunction after
moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) could improve health, function,
and quality of life. The authors hypothesized that 6-month depression would be
the stronger contributor to later depression and behavioral dysfunction in a
sample of 88 adults with moderate-to-severe TBI. A structural equation modeling
cross-lagged panel analysis, adjusting for all 6-month predictors, revealed that
6-month depression had a stronger relationship to 12-month depression
(βstand=0.55, p=0.002) and behavioral dysfunction (βstand=0.41, p=0.004) than did
6-month behavioral dysfunction (βstand=0.17, p=0.270, βstand=0.30, p=0.035).
Depression may be in the developmental pathway to behavioral dysfunction,
triggering a cycle of reciprocal causality. 

« Back to Special Reports

Contact Us

We will gladly answer all or your questions about rehabilitation at Centre for Neuro Skills.


phone 1.800.922.4994
or Request a Callback

brain injury store

free brain injury newsletter

why choose cns for brain injury rehabilitation

brain injury newsletter

brain injury store