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Major depression common after brain injury: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Severe depression within the first year of a traumatic brain injury is common but treatment is not, Washington state researchers report.

The incidence of major depression among 559 people with traumatic brain injury was nearly eight times greater than would be expected in the general population, the researchers report in the May 19th issue of the JAMA/Journal of the American Medical Association.

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