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47.6% Of Those With Brain Injury Report Depression; 41.2% Report Suicidal Thoughts

Approximately 47.6% of individuals with an acquired brain injury (ABI) report having depression. Moreover, about 41.2% report having thoughts of suicide. ABI is defined as damage to the brain that occurs after birth and is not associated with a degenerative neurological disorder.
These findings were presented in “Social and psychological influences on satisfaction with life after brain injury,” by Cecile J. Proctor, Ph.D.; and Lisa A. Best, Ph.D. The researchers surveyed 592 brain injury survivors measuring responses on blame attribution (associated …

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