03.04.11

Depression After Car Accident Common

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:43 PM by Dr. Greathouse

Frequency, timing, and course of depressive symptomatology after whiplash.

Spine. 2006 Jul 15;31(16):E551-6. Link

CONCLUSIONS: Depressive symptomatology after whiplash is common, occurs early after the injury, and is often persistent or recurrent. This suggests that, like neck pain and headache, depressed symptomatology is part of the cluster of acute whiplash symptoms. Clinicians should be aware of both physical and psychologic injuries after traffic collisions.

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