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Can head injuries lead to depression?
25 doctors weighed in

18 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Depression is a common symptom, along with difficulty concentrating, memory loss, problems sleeping, dizziness, headache and personality change.

In brief: Absolutely
Depression is a common symptom, along with difficulty concentrating, memory loss, problems sleeping, dizziness, headache and personality change.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Brain injuries themselves may cause changes in brain structure and function that predispose people to depression - but certain factors also seem to increase a person's risk, including a history of alcohol abuse or depression before the injury.

In brief: Yes
Brain injuries themselves may cause changes in brain structure and function that predispose people to depression - but certain factors also seem to increase a person's risk, including a history of alcohol abuse or depression before the injury.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
For three reasons, head injury could injure the emotional part of the brain and the trauma that caused the head injury is a source of stress.
Finally, any dysfunction resulting from the injury can lead to depression.

In brief: Yes
For three reasons, head injury could injure the emotional part of the brain and the trauma that caused the head injury is a source of stress.
Finally, any dysfunction resulting from the injury can lead to depression.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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