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Kids With Brain Injuries More Likely to Suffer From Depression

(10/28/2013)

Kids With Brain Injuries More Likely to Suffer From Depression
Psych Central
October 27, 2013

Children who have had a brain injury are nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression, according to new research.  Using data from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health, researchers identified more than 2,000 children with brain injuries, including concussions. This reflects the national child brain injury rate of 1.9 percent in 2007, the researchers noted.  They also identified 3,112 children with diagnosed depression, mirroring the 3.7 percent national child depression rate that year.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/10/27/kids-with-brain-injuries-more-likely-to-suffer-from-depression/61207.html


Keywords: kids, brain, injuries, suffer, depression



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