Treatment of major depression in individuals with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Treatment of major depression in individuals with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47319.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 27, issue 1, pp 22-28
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study evaluated the effects of treating major depression in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Participants who declined treatment were compared to individuals who accepted treatment over a 24-month period. Treatment consisted of 6 months of combined psychotherapy and antidepressant medication. Results showed a 57 percent reduction in depressive symptoms in the treatment group, whereas there was no significant change in the nontreatment group. At the end of 6 months, 30 percent of participants had no depression, 42 percent had minor depression, and 29 percent still had major depression, but to a lesser degree.
Author(s):
Kemp, Bryan J.; Kahan, Jason S.; Krause, James S.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Nava, Gabriel
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