Age and Major Depression After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
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OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated the relationship between age and major depression in the acute period following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Patients with mild TBI (N=210) were assessed for the presence of major depression with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. RESULTS: Older patients (age 60-plus) had lower rates of major depression than younger patients. CONCLUSION: Older patients seem to be relatively resilient to major depression shortly after mild TBI.
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