History of head and brain injury associated with depressive symptoms and lower cognitive performance

Takeaway

  • Reported history of injuries to the head or brain was associated with depressive symptoms and lower cognitive performance scores in a group of middle- and older-aged people.

Why this matters

    Clinicians treating people for repetitive head injury and traumatic brain injury should be aware of the potential long-term consequences for patients, with a view to providing information and long-term monitoring and treatment.