TBI and Depression consists of a suite of resources to help individuals with TBI understand depression and seek treatment.
Our featured video and brief video clips show the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on depression. Brandon Blake and Michelle Kauffman share how they worked with TBI Model System researchers to address challenges they faced with depression after experiencing a TBI.
Feeling sad is a normal response to the losses and changes a person faces after TBI. However, prolonged feelings of sadness or not enjoying the things you used to enjoy are often key signs of depression. The information in this slideshow describes the symptoms of depression and TBI.
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The Impact of Self-Awareness and Depression on Subjective Reports of Memory, Quality-of-Life, and Satisfaction With Life Following TBI
What is the study about?
A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. An individual with TBI can have several types of emotional problems.
Some people may experience emotions very quickly and intensely but with very little lasting effect. For example, they may get angry easily but get over it quickly. Or they may seem to be “on an emotional roller coaster” in which they are happy one moment, sad the next and then angry. This is called emotional lability.