A brief summary of current research.
Sander, AM, Maestas, KL, Nick, TG, Pappadis, MR, Hammond, FM, Hanks, RA, Ripley, L Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Vol. 28 (3), pp 186-194.
Ponsford, Jennie L. PhD; Downing, Marina G. PhD; Stolwyk, Rene DPsych
In these two studies, investigators aimed to identify the correlation between sexual dysfunction following TBI and a number of demographic and injury-related variables. Both studies found greater sexual dysfunction in older patients and patients suffering from depression. One study found that greater social participation was predictive of better sexual functioning. Both studies concluded that both specialized assessments and therapeutic interventions are needed to address sexuality issues following TBI.